About Separation and Loss
Throughout this course, candidates will become aware of children’s different needs, how they portray their emotions after experiencing separation or loss. Candidates will also understand their typical behaviours and emotional patterns at different developmental ages.
How long will this course take?
This course is 4 hours long and spread across 1 day.
Who needs this training?
This course is aimed at carers, foster parents and those working within the childcare sector.
What are the main points covered?
The main points covered are: understanding the stages of separation and loss, knowing what triggers them (smells, sounds, stress, etc.) and building trust between you and a child.
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
Separation and Loss Course Outline
- The stages of separation and loss.
- Behaviour and emotions through developmental ages.
- Triggers – smells, sounds, stress, etc.
- Supporting a child as they deal with their loss or separation.
- Building trust between you and a child.
Separation and Loss FAQs
Is separation different from loss?
Separation is considered a form of loss, after the initial shock, you can go through a cycle of emotions; these can go from denial through to anger, emptiness, depression and acceptance.
Why do children behave differently in the same situation?
It is important to understand that regardless of the situation, a child might be as developmentally advanced as another child of the same age. There are no two people alike, as such, no two children will react the same way.
How do children get affected by triggers?
Reactions and behaviours can be triggered by several things, especially during any difficult moment in life – this also happens with children. Some common triggers are smells and sounds which can bring back memories that hurt them and bring out negative reactions.
Is this course beneficial for teachers?
Yes, this course is suitable for those that interact with children on a day to day basis. Loss and separation can be very tough to go through, especially as a child, and they need all the support available. Teachers can help mediate their feelings and behaviours and help children get back in control of their emotions and actions.