If you’ve enjoyed our free for a week course on Bereavement you might like something new we’re trying – it’s called InDepth. We think it’s the perfect blend of practical video course, live interaction with our trainer and the chance to share ideas with colleagues.
Whatever you do – don’t hang around. Demand for previous courses has been really strong and we just don’t know how long there’ll still be places. Reserve your place today below so you don’t miss out.
You can also book Pooky to deliver these sessions for your team. Email Pooky for more information.
How It Works
Each InDepth course is made up of four on-demand sessions. For Bereavement InDepth the modules are:
For sessions 2, 3 and 4, you’ll join our live learning sessions, where you’ll watch the session alongside interested others with several opportunities to explore the ideas in zoom breakout rooms which will bring together a range of adults with a shared interest in making things better for the children in their care.
You might end up in discussion with a headteacher, a parent, a social worker and a school nurse… by bringing to together a range of people with a professional or personal interest in the topic we hope to create a richer learning experience for everyone.
After watching and discussing the session, there will be a live Q&A session with the trainer. Live on zoom, they’ll answer questions that you’ve raised throughout the session. They’ll answer as many as possible and they’ll use your questions and ideas to inform future sessions too.
After you’ve attended the live learning session, you’ll be able to view the sessions on demand, dipping into parts of especial interest or watching back the whole session at a time to suit you. You’ll also be able to access a recording of the Q&A session too.
Finally, you’ll be set an optional short assignment designed to help you consolidate and cascade what was covered in the session and to consider what your next steps should be.
What You’ll Cover & Dates
Here is some more detail about the topics for discussion in sessions 2, 3 and 4
Session 2: How to be the adult a grieving child needs – 19th May 11am BST
During this course we explore what a grieving child needs from the adults around them and how we can step up and meet those needs. We consider how we can be an emotionally available, safe adult to a child whilst also safeguarding ourselves and meeting our own needs.
We go on to explore how much support we should give and for how long. We also consider how we can scaffold our support and guidance in ways that help children build the skills, understanding and other relationships they need to thrive in the medium and long-term when we may not be right by their side any more.
Session 3: Bereavement: Practical ideas for one to one and small group work – 2nd June 11am BST
During this course we work through eight simple activities that you can use when supporting a child who has been bereaved. We explore how to adapt these ideas for children of different ages and stages and for use with small groups as well as with individuals.
Session 4: Supporting bereaved children who have special educational needs – 16th June 11am BST
In this course we think specifically about how we can tailor our support to meet the needs of children with SEND. We build on the work done in earlier modules and think specifically about how to be the adult that a grieving child needs if they are a child with SEND and what activities might work well for one to one work. We think particularly about how to help children with SEND understand and communicate their feelings related to grief and we consider how we can develop our relationship with and understanding of the child to ensure that we’ve fully understood and responded to their developing needs as they work through the process of grief.