Death and bereavement are a fact of life and a natural and inevitable part of everyone’s day to day existence. Up to 70% of schools will have a bereaved pupil on their roll at any one time and 92% of young people will experience a “significant” bereavement by the age of 16 years.
Rosedale Funeral Home will be delivering complimentary workshops in conjunction with Nature and Nurture Therapeutic Services.
Lucy Coote, Community Ambassador at Rosedale says “As members of the Childhood Bereavement Network, we support their aim to provide professionals with the knowledge, skills and confidence to support and educate their pupils around death and bereavement, enabling them to achieve their full potential at school and in other areas of their lives.
“We believe it is really important to give teaching staff the confidence and skills to work with bereaved children and understand how they may react to the death of a loved one. Each child is unique and will deal with bereavement in their own way. Children may become withdrawn or angry, find it difficult to concentrate and their attendance and academic levels can drop. Often teachers just need to know that what they are doing and saying is the right thing, and they need to know where to refer the family to if more specialist help is required.”
This workshop is suitable for primary and secondary school staff and is aimed at teachers, teaching assistants and support staff. The aim is to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding, empowering staff who support pupils that are experiencing loss and grief.
Rosedale have also pledged to continue providing complimentary resources for bereaved children, including memory bears, memory boxes, story books and work books.
To find out more about this complimentary workshop please call Lucy Coote on 07753 299925 or email [email protected]