Counseling & Special Ed
Course No. ED464z, ED564z
Trauma and loss are constant companions for many of today’s children. Whether it is divorce, death of a loved one, abandonment, abuse, rejection, or a multitude of other difficult scenarios, many of our students must process emotions at a deeper level than in years past. This class will help each educator to understand the depth of loss and strategies to assist the child that is processing this grief. We will explore interventions to help the child find the school as a support system as well as encourage their academic progress. Participants will learn several different formats for the stages of grief, interventions to support students who are struggling with anxiety, grief and depression as well as understanding the characteristics and stages of emotional and moral development in students. This course will share ideas to increase motivation and attention for these children while "coming alongside them" in encouragement and compassion.
This course is appropriate for all students and educators (P-12) including administrators, counselors, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and other support services.
Course workbook is free and downloadable from the instructorʼs website after registration. Cost of text will vary depending upon your choice and bookseller selected.
|We advise you to review and download the course syllabus before registering.||Syllabus|
- The skills to identify various moods and emotions for children.
- The understanding to prepare an action plan for each child that will increase his/her success within the school system.
- The knowledge on how to approach children who are suffering from trauma and loss and provide support and encouragement.
- The ability to identify necessary resources for children and develop a strong community referral system.
- The knowledge to develop lessons that are emotionally supportive to children as well as cognitively challenging.
- The understanding to assist a child in his/her personal decision making process and develop effective alternatives for life.
A course manual may be downloaded, from the instructor’s website at http://www.michaelsedler.com/ without charge, once you have registered for this course. Click on classes, from there scroll down the page and click on the orange lettering ‘Manual’ next to the class “Trauma and Loss”. It will download as a PDF. While there is no fee for the manual, you may have to pay in order to order a book from the bibliography. Or, you may borrow one from a friend or check one out at the public library for free.