This online CE course focuses on working with children suffering a loss. Students learn best methods for working with and talking to children and adolescents about loss and how to provide therapeutic interventions. This course will present learning related to children and adolescents suffering loss of death, divorce, suicides, disabilities and more. The tasks of mourning will be examined from this age groups’ perspective. Students will learn a comprehensive set of communication techniques in working with children and in assisting them to more fully express their feelings of loss. Students will examine children’s fears, how to help them face funerals and memorials and other related dynamics. Content also focuses on abnormal grief reactions and when to refer for therapies. Upon successful completion of this course, students are awarded 20 contact hours of continuing education credits. Course Code: GC 430. Contact Hours of CE = 20.
Course Tuition: $ 160.00
Additional $30.00 if you want the AKH.inc Companion Certificate of Completion
Levels of course complexity: Advanced
Target Audience: Nurses, Physicians, Psychiatrists, Psychologist, Social Work Professionals, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Mental Health Specialists, School Counselors, Grief Professionals, Trauma Specialists, Crisis Interventionists, Stress Management Consultants, Thanatologists, Pastoral Counselors, Mental Health Care Coaches, Funeral Directors, Ordained Clergy, Rehabilitation Specialists, Substance Abuse Counselors, Spiritual Counselors, other Licensed Health Care Professionals.
This course is particularly designed for those who would like to apply for Certification as a Grief Counselor with the American Academy of Grief Counseling. You must have met at least one of the defined requisites to enter this program, in order to enroll into this course.
Instructor/Course Author: Dominick L. Flarey, Ph.D, MBA, RN,BC, GC-C
is an Advanced Practice Nurse, a Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner and a Board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Dr. Flarey is the founder and the Executive Director of the American Academy of Grief Counseling. Dr. Flarey has over 25 years’ experience teaching and practicing in the specialties of death, dying and grief support work. He was a pioneer in the days of the first publications of Dr. Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross’s works, and developed education programs based on her research findings for health care professionals working in emergency and critical care areas. He has developed numerous courses and curriculums in death, dying, and grief/bereavement at the college level and continues today to develop and teach continuing education courses to health care professionals through the American Academy of Grief Counseling. He is a consultant for Grief Counselors both nationally and internationally. As a Board-Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, he works with clients to help them deal more effectively with death anxiety and with troubling grief reactions. As a Certified Master EFT Practitioner and a Certified Thought Field Therapy Practitioner (Algo) he is now working with clients in the area of Energy Psychology to assist them with working through many types of crippling grief/bereavement issues. He continues to work with highly qualified clinicians in the specialty practices of grief counseling to develop new courses and curriculums for health care professionals that will continue to serve the needs of clients well into the future.
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TEXTBOOK: There is one (1) required textbook for this course. Talking with Children About Loss. By: Maria Trozzi. New York;Berkley Publishing Group;1999. ISBN # 0-399-52543-2 First Edition.
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TIME FRAME: You are allotted two years from the date of enrollment, to complete all of the four (4) courses in the Grief Counseling continuing education program. There are no set time-frames, other than the two year allotted time. If you do not complete the courses within the two-year time-frame, you will be removed from the course and an “incomplete” will be recorded for you in our records. Also, if you would like to complete the courses after this two-year expiration time, you would need to register and pay the course tuition fee again.
GRADING: You must achieve a passing score of at least 70% to complete this course and receive the 20 hours of awarded continuing education credit. There are no letter grades assigned. You will receive notice of your total % score. Those who score below the minimum of 70% will be contacted by the American Academy of Grief Counseling and options for completing additional course work to achieve a passing score, will be presented.
GC 430 Working with Grieving Children
Online January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024 (AIHCP’s courses are open to enrollment. This is for our AKH approvals only.)
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring material for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Credit being awarded: 20 ANCC contact hours.
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this continuing education activity for 20 contact hours.
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 30 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until December 31, 2024. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 030803. This activity is approved for 20 contact hour(s) (which includes 0 hour(s) of pharmacology).
Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. AKH Inc. Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 30 clinical continuing education credits.
There is no commercial support for this activity.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is an Approved Provider for Continuing Education by the South Carolina Professional Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists licensing board, Provider # 4637.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals (The Provider) is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider number # CEP 15595 for 20 Contact Hours. Access information
This course, which is approved by the Florida State Board Of Nursing (CE Provider # 50-11975) also has the following Board of Nursing Approvals, for 20 contact hours of CE
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Arkansas Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Georgia Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the South Carolina Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Professional Registered Nurses. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the New Mexico Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
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ONLINE CLASSROOM RESOURCES AND TOOLS
* Examination Access: there is link to take you right to the online examination program where you can print out your examination and work with it. All examinations are formatted as “open book” tests. When you are ready, you can access the exam program at anytime and click in your responses to the questions. Full information is provided in the online classrooms.
* Student Resource Center: there is a link for access to a web page “Student Resource Center.” The Resource Center provides for easy access to all of our policies/procedures and additional information regarding applying for certification. We also have many links to many outside reference sites, such as online libraries that you may freely access.
* Online Evaluation: there is a link in the classroom where you may access the course evaluation. All students completing a course, must, without exception, complete the course evaluation.
* Faculty Access Information: you will have access to your instructor’s online resume/biography, as well as your instructor’s specific contact information.
* Additional Learning Materials: some faculty have prepared additional “readings” and /or brief lecture notes to enhance your experience. All of these are available in the online classrooms.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
1). Discuss foundational issues related to grieving children.
2). Assess children’s needs related to their own understandings of death and dying.
3). Discuss the foundational issues related to children’s tasks of grieving and mourning.
4). Discuss the foundational issues related to children’s tasks of commemorating and moving on with their growth and development.
5). Discuss issues related to children’s grief when a parent dies.
6). Discuss issues related to children’s grief when a grandparent dies.
7). Discuss issues related to children’s grief when a sibling dies.
8). Identify issues and interventions for children related to anticipatory loss and grieving.
9). Identify issues and interventions for children mourning stigmatic deaths.
10). Discuss grief, loss and mourning and reactions in children related to catastrophic losses.
11.) Discuss the major issues of child grief and mourning related to the case study of Rudie Dodge.
12.) Identify signs and symptoms and define interventions for bereavement overload in children.
13.) Assess the needs and the grief reactions from loss of parental divorce.
14.) Prepare to assist children who are dealing with issues related to blended families.
15). Identify and discuss chronic losses that children may suffer.
16). Identify and discuss daily losses that children may suffer.
17). Identify many resources to use in child grief counseling for children, families and communities.
18). Explain the composite of signs/symptoms of child grief.
19). Apply major interventions that are used in providing grief counseling to children.
A brief abstract of content:
1). The mourning process in children.
2). The task of understanding and grieving.
3). The task of commemorating and going on.
4). When children lose a parent.
5). When children lose a grandparent.
6). When children lose a sibling.
7). Anticipatory loss.
8). Mourning stigmatic deaths.
9). Catastrophic losses.
10). Anatomy of a crisis.
11). Bereavement overload.
12). Mourning a divorce.
13). Blended families.
14). Chronic losses.
15). Everyday losses
16). Resources for children, families and communities.