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Grief looks different in kids and teens.

The loss is lifelong, and they often become isolated in their pain, confusion, and self-blame. Safety and security are replaced by trauma and anxiety.

Their understanding of death, and their responses to the grief that follows, are largely influenced by their developmental level, making their treatment much different from that of an adult.

Now with this all new online certification training, you’ll get an expert led, start-to-finish guide that will leave you fully prepared to work with the unique grief of children and adolescents!

Grief Counseling for Children and Adolescents:
A Certification Training Course on Facilitating Healthy Grieving and Restoring Hope


$809.97 Value
Just $299.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 18.25 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for CE credit details

Featuring grief expert and author Erica H. Sirrine, Ph.D., LCSW, FT, you’ll get proven strategies and step-by-step guidance so you can:

  • De-code the meaning of behaviors and grief symptomology in kids by age and stage.
  • More confidently talk to children and teens about death, terminal illness and suicide.
  • Employ evidence-based interventions for treating traumatic grief in kids.
  • Successfully prepare kids to return to school after a loss.
  • Use therapeutic games, arts and activities to promote healing and healthy mourning.
  • Help children reconcile losses and discover hope through journaling, poetry and rituals.
  • And much more!!!

Best of all, upon completion of this course, you’ll be eligible to become a Certified Child & Adolescent Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS-CA) through Evergreen Certifications at no additional cost to you!

Don’t miss this opportunity to make a difference for young clients facing their darkest moments.

Register now!

Grief Counseling for Children and Adolescents
A Certification Training Course on Facilitating Healthy Grieving and Restoring Hope

$809.97 Value
Just $299.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 18.25 CE Hours included in the course tuition and get FREE CGCS-CA certification ($149.99 value)!
Click here for CE credit details

Here’s what you’ll learn:
Set the Stage for Developmentally Appropriate Grief Work
In the first module, you’ll take a deep dive into the critical concepts, assessment tools and models you need to set the stage for effective and developmentally appropriate grief counseling and treatment for children and adolescents.
  • Specific impacts of death and non-death losses on children.
  • The domino effect of losses — identifying secondary losses in kids.
  • Assessment tools for children and adolescents.
  • Misconceptions related to the grieving process and their impact on young clients.
  • How to apply traditional models of grief to kids and adolescents.
  • The cognitive components of understanding death in childhood.
  • Ways to manage magical thinking in kids who’ve experienced loss.

Getting Kids and Teens to Open Up:
Grief Reactions, Red Flags and Building Rapport
In module 2, you’ll take a closer look at common grief reactions by age and stage, learn to identify red flag behaviors to ensure safety, and explore how you can get kids and teens to start opening up on the journey toward healing!
  • Strategies to move grief emotions from the inside to the outside.
  • What grief reactions to anticipate by developmental age.
  • Ways to help kids process shame, regret and other grief reactions.
  • How to identify critical red flag behaviors related to suicidal ideation.
  • Strategies to explain suicide, homicide and other sensitive topics to kids.
  • What to do when developmental delays or stigma inhibit healing.
  • Tips for building rapport with resistant clients.

Traumatic Grief, Continuing Bonds and Anticipatory Grief Counseling
In module 3, you’ll learn to differentiate between normal and abnormal grief responses in children and adolescents, discover what you need to know about assessing for and treating traumatic grief in kids, get guidance on how you can help young people maintain the memory of loved ones who have died, and get the keys to preparing children for an upcoming death.
  • Normal vs. abnormal responses to loss.
  • Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder.
  • How to assess for traumatic grief in children and adolescents.
  • Using evidence-based interventions for treating traumatic grief in kids.
  • The role of childhood attachment in grief.
  • Ways therapists can help kids continue their bond with the deceased.
  • Do’s and don’ts for providing compassionate anticipatory grief counseling.
  • How to prepare kids and teens for a return to school after a loss.

Interventions, Therapeutic Games, Arts and Activities to Promote Healing and Healthy Mourning
Module 4 is the big payoff… a compete toolkit of interventions, exercises and activities you can use with your young clients immediately! These interventions will help you to reach kids and teens during their darkest times and promote healing, even when talking is too difficult.
  • Bibliotherapy and journaling to facilitate discussions about death.
  • Therapeutic games and play.
  • Expressive arts interventions.
  • Poetry, writing and music interventions.
  • Memorialization rituals.
  • School-based and group bereavement interventions.
  • How to set up a support group – a weekly session topic outline and activities.
  • Family activity to promote healing and reconciliation.
Meet Your Expert:
Dr. Erica Sirrine

Dr. Erica Sirrine is a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience in the field of death, dying, and bereavement. She earned a Ph.D. in social work and has been awarded the distinction of Fellow in Thanatology by the Association for Death Education and Counseling. Dr. Sirrine has conducted and published research on grief and bereavement, including a recent study on college student experiences of loss amid the COVID-19 pandemic. She maintains a blog on grief and is the author of Sammy's Story, an anticipatory grief counseling book for young children experiencing the serious illness of a parent.

Dr. Sirrine has extensive expertise providing individual and group therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families experiencing illness and loss. She has implemented numerous interventions and programs aimed at improving the emotional health of clients and currently serves as the Director of Social Work at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Dr. Sirrine frequently presents seminars on bereavement and loss throughout the United States and is known for her interactive and engaging workshops. A former university dean and professor, she has been distinguished as "Professor of the Year" and the National Association of Social Workers Heartland, Florida Unit's "Social Worker of the Year."


Click here for information about Erica Sirrine
Grief Counseling for Children and Adolescents:
A Certification Training Course on Facilitating Healthy Grieving and Restoring Hope

$809.97 Value
Just $299.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Earn up to 18.25 CE Hours in the course tuition. Click here for CE credit details
Plus, FREE CGCS-CA certification ($149.99 value)!
2 FREE BONUSES!
Certified Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS-CA) – FREE Certification for a year!

This course includes free certification for a year through Evergreen Certifications. As a Certified Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Specialist, you’ll be letting clients, employers and colleagues know that you’ve invested the time and effort to take your skills to the next level.

"I love the certifications I have from Evergreen Certifications! I feel that it has helped me narrow my focus and be targeted in my training rather than choosing from the several trainings out there in various subjects." — Mary E.

"The certifications I have earned are outstanding. They have provided me with career opportunities, I never thought I could achieve." — Stephanie

"Certification has opened up my practice in ways I could never have imagined!" — Don S.

Suicidality and Suicide Loss in Children and Teens:
Prevent Suicide and Restore Hope to Kids Grieving After Traumatic Loss (Digital Seminar)
Leslie W. Baker, MFT, NCC, RPT-S | Click here for information about Leslie W. Baker
Mary Ruth Cross, MFT, RPT-S | Click here for information about Mary Ruth Cross

Whether you’re working with a suicidal young person, or one who’s grieving in the aftermath of a loved one’s death by suicide, the weight of the situation can leave you feeling uncertain of your next steps and looking for answers.

This recording will provide you with answers to your toughest questions and give you the tools you need to assess for suicide risk in kids and adolescents, effectively intervene in suicidal crisis, and help them cope with the feelings that can leave them at risk for suicide.

Along with guidance from our expert instructors, these evidence-based techniques will empower you to work with vulnerable young people experiencing traumatic grief more skillfully than ever before.

Learning that Fits YOUR Schedule!
Watch your email for your order confirmation and get instant access to all course materials. Click here for course objectives and outline.
Review the course materials at your own pace and at your convenience! You'll have unlimited access to all course videos and materials online forever. Plus, use the PESI Mobile app to access the course content on your phone or tablet.
Complete your online CE tests and earn up to 18.25 CE hours! Click here for CE credit details specific to your profession.
Submit your certificate of completion and professional license to Evergreen Certifications if you choose to pursue certification. We'll even cover the certification fee so you can become a Certified Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS-CA) at no additional cost!
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Grief Counseling for Children and Adolescents:
A Certification Training Course on Facilitating Healthy Grieving and Restoring Hope

$809.97 Value
Just $299.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!

NOTE: No additional discounts or coupons may be applied to this course.
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