Over the years, I have presented for community members, counselling organizations, school districts, post-secondary schools, local hospices, the BC Play Therapy Association, and the BC Bereavement Helpline on supporting children dealing with grief. I was also honoured to be a guest speaker on the Grief Dreams Podcast talking about my experience working with children and grief. Through these opportunities providing workshops and presentations for adults on how to help support children dealing with grief and loss and I noticed something interesting…
The feedback I received from workshop participants was that it was surprisingly helpful to process their own thoughts and feelings about death and dying through the playful art they created often in memory of their loved ones.
My favourite part of putting on workshops and presentations is making them as experiential as possible so people can hopefully, more easily, remember what they learned about supporting children with grief and loss. All participants get to try art and play activities and experience what it might be like for the children they are helping support.
Here are some of the wonderful organizations and topics that I have had the honour to present.
Supporting Children with Grief – The Counselling Group (White Rock, BC)
Supporting Children with Grief – Adler University
How to Help Support Children with Grief & Loss – Kamloops Hospice Association
Bibliotherapy: How to Help Support Children Dealing with Difficult Issues – BC Play Therapy Association
Two-Day Children’s Grief Group Facilitator Training – BC Bereavement Helpline
Grief Support for School-Aged Children – Surrey School District
Two-Day Children’s Grief Group Facilitator Training – Abbotsford School District
How to use Play, Art, and Bibliotherapy to Support Children with Grief – Chilliwack Hospice Society
Supporting Children: Grief & Loss– Abbotsford Hospice Society
How to Help Support Children with Grief & Loss – Abbotsford School District
Teen Training: Supporting Children with Grief & Loss– Chilliwack Hospice Society
The Playful Art of Supporting Children Dealing with Difficult Issues – Abbotsford Hospice Society
How Play and Art can Support Children with Grief – Vancouver Community College
The Practical Application of Play Therapy in Children’s Counselling – Chilliwack Child & Youth Committee conference
Introduction to Play Therapy – Deltassist Family & Community Services
Attachment – Deltassist Family & Community Services
Building Trust and Attachment and Enhancing Self-Esteem – Deltassist Family & Community Services
The Use of Play Therapy in a Children’s Grief Groups – Deltassist Family & Community Services
Bereavement Support for Clients of All Ages – Deltassist Family & Community Services
If you or your organization are interested in having me provide an online workshop, presentation, or webinar please reach out to connect.