Child and Youth Grief
A three-episode series covering Child and Youth Grief, featuring Victoria Hospice Child and Youth Counsellor Allyson Whiteman. The three episodes cover Developmental Stages, Resilience, and Ways to Support Children and Youth.
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Episode 1 – Developmental Stages
Allyson Whiteman, Child and Youth Counsellor with Victoria Hospice, covers each developmental stage, ways they show they’re grieving, and how to support them.
Episode 2 – Resilience
In this episode Allyson defines resilience (1:20), what the needs of bereaved youth are (2:43), talks about “protective factors” and how they promote resilient families (8:36), offers practical advice (16:27) and tips on discipline (31:12).
Episode 3 – Ways to Support
In this episode Allyson covers ways to support younger children (0:35) and tweens and teens (5:52) in their grief. She also talks about things to watch for as warnings signs a child is struggling with their grief (14:40), and what to do if you notice any of them (19:38).