New toolkit to support professionals working with children pre-bereavement

Categories: Education.

The toolkit, developed by Macmillan, offers practical suggestions and ideas for working with children, along with information about other useful resources.

The toolkit can also be used as a reference resource, with quick access to information on particular aspects of working with children and young people. For example, there is information on:

  • communication
  • the child’s perception of time
  • myths about working with children
  • diversity
  • family dynamics
  • child development
  • parenting
  • staff in education settings. 

The resources section provides information about books for children, games, activities and DVDs, useful websites and projects that work with children pre-death. There are also resources to help build a toolbox, use genograms as part of an assessment and on developing a bereavement protocol for schools.

The case studies section highlights different practical ways that can be adopted and adapted when working with children and some of the professional dilemmas encountered during this work.

The toolkit also included an interview with Jane Pope, bereavement coordinator at the Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, on different aspects of working with children pre-bereavement.

The toolkit is available for free though the Macmillan Learn Zone website.

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