(CT) Strategies for Supporting Grieving Youth

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Strategies for Supporting Grieving Youth

Thursday, September 22, 2022

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST


Presenter: Brittany R. Collins, Author of Learning from Loss: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Supporting Grieving Students

NASW-CT Members: $11

NASW Other Chapter Member: $21

Non-Members: $26

This workshop is approved for 1.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

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Workshop Description

Over 1.5 million children around the world have lost a parent or caregiver guardian to COVID-19, and BIPOC youth are facing much higher rates of bereavement due to systemic health inequities that the pandemic underscores. Through authentic discussion, interactive activities, and a review of research and actionable strategies for implementation with youth, this workshop will provide space for connection and reflection regarding the impact of loss (in its various forms) on youth, as well as environmental, interpersonal, and programmatic strategies practitioners can use to support young people’s wellbeing as well as their own. 


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Name and explain the impacts of grief on brain, body, and behavior
  • Understand the impacts of death- and non-death related losses on youth development
  • Consider environmental, interpersonal, and programmatic interventions for practice
  • Implement several tangible activities geared toward youth wellbeing in a loss context

This workshop is approved for 1.0 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).

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Brittany R. Collins, is an author, educator, and curriculum designer dedicated to supporting teachers’ and students’ social and emotional well-being, especially in times of adversity. Her work explores the impacts of grief, loss, and trauma in the school system, as well as how innovative pedagogies– from inquiry-based, idea-centered learning to identity development curricula– can create conditions supportive of all learners.

Brittany is the author of Learning from Loss: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Supporting Grieving Students (Heinemann 2021). She has published over 40 articles in such outlets as The Washington Post, Education Week, Edutopia, We Need Diverse Books, English Journal, and Literacy & NCTE of the National Council of Teachers of English, Inside Higher Ed, Brevity blog, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Thrive Global, among other outlets.

Brittany has designed and delivered curricula and educational programming for students, teachers, counselors, and youth workers of all ages through Harvard Graduate School of Education; Columbia University; PBS Learning Media; Smith College; Boston University; New York University; Race Project Kansas City; Clark County Children’s Mental Health Consortium; the How Kids Learn Foundation; and Write the World. Learn more about her work at www.griefresponsiveteaching.com or @brcollins27 on Twitter.  



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September 22nd, 2022 from  6:00 PM to  7:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-CT Member $11.00
NASW Other Chapter Member $21.00
Non-Member $26.00