Course Description

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.


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

Email: fswprofessionaldevelopment@wlu.ca
Kitchener: 519-884-0710 ext. 5234
Milton: 519-884-0710 ext. 5235
Online: 519-884-0710 ext. 5235

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


This workshop is currently not available. The 2021/2022 Faculty of Social Work Professional Development course and workshop dates will be available in early July 2021.

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