Helping Children with Grief and Loss

USD $39.99

This workshop will provide you with a set of skills and a new sense of empowerment that will allow you to better recognize grief within your child and help them move towards recovery after a loss.
Included in Membership


Has your child recently experienced the loss of a loved one or a pet? Are they experiencing the separation of their parents? Are they struggling with a loss of trust, safety or faith? Regardless of the type of loss, watching your child grieve can be one of the most profoundly difficult experiences for caregivers.

Grief is a normal and natural reaction to a loss in an individual’s life;  however, even though we all experience it, we are often left struggling or feeling isolated and confused when we grieve. Adults and children alike will be told to “wait for time to heal” or “move on” and “be strong”. While usually well-meaning, these responses do not recognize the pain we actually carry after a loss. Fortunately, there are steps that caregivers can take to recognize the emotional incompleteness that a child carries and to help them heal their hearts. This course will provide you with a set of skills and a new sense of empowerment that will allow you to better recognize grief within your child and help them move towards recovery after a loss.


  • Define grief and recognize the 40+ different types of losses that could contribute to it
  • Recognize the myths pertaining to grief and why they are not helpful in our long-term recovery
  • Recognize the signs of grieving in children
  • Identify the losses in your child’s life that are emotionally incomplete
  • Learn the actions that can be taken to help a child recover from grief
  • Identify the importance of caregiver’s grieving patterns and how it influences children


  • PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE: Offered by  an expert in the field of child psychology and grief.
  • PARENTING TOOLBOX: Learn  strategies to help your child, or the children you work with, grieve in a healthy way.
  • CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION with 3.5 instructional hours endorsed by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
  • RESOURCES: Access to mental health and parenting resources
  • LIFETIME ACCESS: No rush to complete; the course will be available to you for as long as the course is hosted on our platform.
  • SELF-PACED STUDY: No timeline for completion of the course.

This presentation is appropriate for parents, educators, child care professionals, caregivers, and mental health professionals.

All courses offered by ICP are for individual use only. Using them for corporate/group training, or shared purposes are a violation of copyright law. Furthermore, all products/services provided by the Institute of Child Psychology, along with all workshop materials, are strictly for educational purposes only and cannot be categorized as psychological or mental health services.
***This workshop is not owned by ICP and therefore may be removed by discretion of the contractor at any time, with 90 day notice.

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CERTIFICATE: Helping Children with Grief and Loss


3.5 Hours



Age Group

3-13 Years Old

Instructor Information

Samantha Dover

Samantha is a Registered Provisional Psychologist and a certified Grief Recovery Specialist® at The Grief and Trauma Healing Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. She focuses much of her clinical practice on helping those who have suffered from loss and traumatic situations. Following her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences, Sam spent five years working in a child advocacy centre where she was exposed to disclosures of grief and trauma on a daily basis. In this role, Sam worked one on one supporting children and their family members who were facing the effects of abuse. In addition, she developed new means of teaching others about the effects of grief and loss and how best to support children and youth. Sam went on to complete her Master of Counselling Degree through City University of Seattle and then looked for opportunities to support those who have experienced loss and traumatic events. Now she works to assist people of all ages and has a particular interest in working with those who are dealing with some of life’s big questions such as, “How do I find purpose after this loss?” Sam has also worked as an Educator for Alberta Health Services and has developed and taught numerous workshops pertaining to children’s mental health. She believes that the use of research and best practices to empower caregivers and educators allows for healthier outcomes in our children and in our community as a whole.