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Children's Grief Centre Education

Empowering the Community

For over 30 years, we have served Calgary and Area, offering palliative and hospice care, support during advanced illness, and grief counselling to patients and clients. Using our experiences and expertise, our educators offer learning opportunities designed to strengthen, engage, and equip our community. They share practical tools and offer resources to support professionals and community advocates in their day-to-day work. 

Children's Grief Centre supports children aged 19 and under as they adjust to the changes in their lives when someone close to them is living with an advanced illness or has died. Our seminars and workshops offer tools and strategies for those grieving or supporting others.

Expert-led seminar topics include:

  • How grief works
  • Intro to child & teen grief
  • Coping strategies for grief
  • Talking to children about dying & death
  • Parenting grieving children
  • Grief after suicide
  • Honouring the deceased
  • First Responder training
  • Community response to dying & death

Over 2000 people a year benefit from our in-service consultation, training, seminars, and accredited workshops. Individuals and groups that call on us for training and resources include anyone who would like to broaden their understanding of palliative care and grief as well as:  

  • Individuals Grieving or Facing Advanced Illness (grieving individuals and families, people living with advanced Illness, and caregivers) 
  • Community Representatives (volunteers, community agencies, public forum organizers, and not-for-profit professionals) 
  • First Points of Contact (educators & school support staff, health & mental health care professionals, first responders, and spiritual care providers
  • Student Bodies (grades 1-12 and post-secondary)

Children's Grief Centre Accredited Workshops

Expert-led accredited workshops for educators, counsellors, social workers, psychologists, health and mental health professionals, and others who work with children and teens are available through Hospice Calgary.

Hospice Calgary, provider #1194, 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 as ACE providers.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credits. Hospice Calgary maintains responsibility for this course.  ACE provider approval period:  September 25, 2016 – September 25, 2019.  Social workers completing this course receive 6 “A” continuing education credits.

Register for upcoming accredited workshops below. 

Collaboration & Consultation

We work with community professionals such as victims services, teachers, health and mental health care professionals as part of a care team for individuals or families.

You can access this support through consult@childrensgriefcentre.ca.

Customized for You

Designed to meet your group’s specific learning needs, we create customized sessions that are delivered at a time and in a location that best works for you. Our specialized team can also offer consultation on Palliative Care and Grief.

For current information on our educational opportunities, to book a speaker, or to access additional resources, contact our team: 

Children's Grief Centre Education
403-263-4525
info@childrensgriefcentre.ca

 

 

Upcoming Education Opportunities

Our education is for anyone who would like to broaden their understanding of palliative care and grief. Visit our Education page for more

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Advanced Illness Education

Dying to Know Education Program

 

SEPTEMBER 17 - Care Partners at Home

Are you a care partner, a volunteer, or a friend providing support to someone at home? Would you like to feel more confident in giving hands on support for someone as they approach end of life, now or in the future? In this session, Grace Saunders, Care Coordinator & Educator with Home Instead Senior Care, and Shawna Maynard, Registered Nurse with Hospice Calgary, will share practical information about providing personal care in the home. Some of the topics include medication administration, positioning, back care, fall prevention, and available resources. 

Register Online | More Info

 

OCTOBER 15 - As the Last Chapter Approaches

People remember the death of their family members or friends until their own last
breath. During this session, two Hospice Calgary team members, Dr. Kim Finvers,
Medical Director, and Lisa Lysak, Registered Nurse at Rosedale Hospice, will help us
understand how a person’s body and mind changes as death approaches. They will
provide information on what to expect in the last days and the interventions used
to ease the experience. A new resource booklet produced by Hospice Calgary will
be available.

Register Online | More Info

 

NOVEMBER 19 - Near Death Experiences 

Raymond Moody coined the term ‘Near Death Experiences’ (NDE’s) in the 1970’s. Continued research has sparked a high level of interest and curiosity, and people beginning to feel more confident in sharing their stories publically. Elaine Munce, Director of Community Hospice Services for Hospice Calgary, will share some of the research around NDE’s and those experiences. She will also present segments of a poignant interview with renowned inspirational speaker, Toben Anderson, during the final 48 hours of her life.

Register Online | More Info

 

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Child & Family Grief Education

Customized Sessions & Consultations

Designed to meet your group’s specific learning needs, we create customized sessions that are delivered at a time and in a location that best works for you. Our specialized team can also offer consultation on Grief and Palliative Care. More Info

October 7th 6:30-8PM - South Health Campus Wellness Centre, Calgary: Supporting our Grieving Children and Teens: Practical Considerations for Parents and Caregivers  More Info

November 25th 6:30 - 8PM: Child Grief During the Holidays: Honouring the Loss in a Time of Celebration More Info

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Hospice & Palliative Care Education

Customized Sessions & Consultations

Designed to meet your group’s specific learning needs, we create customized sessions that are delivered at a time and in a location that best works for you. Our specialized team can also offer consultation on Grief and Palliative Care. More Info

October 7th 6:30-8PM - South Health Campus Wellness Centre, Calgary: Supporting our Grieving Children and Teens: Practical Considerations for Parents and Caregivers  More Info

November 25th 6:30 - 8PM: Child Grief During the Holidays: Honouring the Loss in a Time of Celebration More Info

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