Training for Professionals

As the leading nonprofit bereavement center in Massachusetts, we provide trainings for professional groups at schools, medical centers, community agencies, and other organizations in how children, teens, and families understand and cope with death and loss. We offer services that are proactive as well as responsive to crisis situations in your school or community. Trainings and workshops are offered on site at your organization or at The Children’s Room. Any training can be customized to meet an organization’s needs.

Our current education services include:

  • Consultations
  • In-Service Trainings
  • Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

Helping Your School Community Respond to Crisis: Creating a Crisis Team and Plan of Action

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
9:30 am – 4:30 pm

The best time to decide how to respond to a crisis is before one happens. Be proactive and have a plan in place. This interactive workshop will focus on enabling your school to create a “crisis” or “caring” team and a plan of action.

Empower your school community and create a physically and emotionally safe environment that provides support to children and adults facing a crisis.

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“If We Lost Uncle Davey, Why Don’t We Just Go and Find Him?”
Strategies for Helping Young Children (ages 3–8) Understand and Cope with Death, Loss, and Other Stressful Life Events

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Death and other stressful life events challenge the coping skills of children as well as the adults working with the children. When the adults in a child’s life have an understanding of how young children understand and cope with loss from their developmental lens and have a tool bag of language and strategies to support the children, they feel prepared for any situation that may arise.

  • How do we give young children sad and difficult news?
  • How do young children grieve? Is it different from adults?
  • At what age is it appropriate to attend a funeral?
  • What is the school’s responsibility when a death in the school community occurs?

These are only a few of the predictable questions that may arise when a death or other stressful life event occurs.

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Please feel free to contact info@childrensroom.org with any questions about these upcoming workshops.

Consultations

Professional consultations are provided when support is needed around a death or life-limiting illness affecting a family, an organization, or a community. We can work with staff to help support a particular family or child or the community as a whole.

Our professional consultations are typically one-hour sessions in which we provide psycho-education and strategies for coping with a loss.

Consultations are very personal, and we respond to the specific needs of each situation. These sessions are designed to support individuals and families impacted by death, life-threatening illness, or any other loss. There is a fee for this service.

In-Service Trainings

On-site training sessions are customized to meet your organization’s needs. We can also host your training at our center in Arlington, if timing and space needs align.

Training is priced by the hour with a two-hour minimum, plus travel expenses.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Strategies for Supporting Grieving Children & Teens
  • Helping Your School Community Respond to Loss
  • Creating a Crisis Plan
  • Coping with Death & Other Stressful Life Events
  • “If we lost Uncle David, why don’t we go find him?” Strategies for Talking with Children about Death, Dying, and Loss (ages 3 – 11)
  • Understanding the Challenges of Loss in Adolescence (ages 12 – 18)
  • Strategies for Self-care: Exploring Our Own Losses

If you have questions or are interested in arranging a professional consultation or training, please contact info@childrensroom.org or 781-641-4741.