Course Description

Hours: 12

This two-day workshop will examine many aspects and needs of parental grief following the death of a child. Regardless of age and/or gestation, the death of a child tends to be a devastating experience for the parent(s), the surrounding family and the community at large. Navigating grief and heartbreak in a society that struggles with both mortality and emotional expression presents additional challenges for bereaved parents. We will examine parental grief following pre- and post-natal death, and death of a dependent child. Discussions will include the experience of disenfranchised grief. The workshop will provide participants with strategies for supporting the individual, couple and family (including siblings) following the death of a child.

This workshop was designed for helping professionals or those looking to get into the helping field. It is not a support group for bereaved parents. For those who are navigating their own loss, the content and discussions may be triggering.


For more information contact the Faculty of Social Work Professional Development office:

Email: fswprofessionaldevelopment@wlu.ca
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext. 5234

Cancellations and Transfers
Be sure to carefully review our cancellation and transfer information before registering.

Website: wlu.ca/fswpd

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


This workshop is currently not available. The 2023/2024 Faculty of Social Work Professional Development course and workshop dates will be available on July 10, 2023.

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