Talking to children about death is often an uncomfortable and difficult task for many adults. However, children need the opportunity to ask questions and learn about death from people they trust.
This one-hour course provides basic information about the way children understand death and ways to talk to children in your care about their fears, sadness, and loss. This course covers death that most children will encounter - grandparents, aunts/uncles or other loved ones or animals.
NOTE: Children facing the possibility of their own death due to illness is not in the scope of this course.
Course Learning Objectives:
After participating in this course, you will be able to:
- Recall three concepts in which children gain understanding about death.
- Identify at least two signs related to difficulty coping with death at different ages.
- Identify strategies to talk to children about death.