Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are! Helping Grieving Children Understand Death... When the Cause is INVISIBLE

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December 4, 2018 | 2:00 p.m. Eastern | 11:00 a.m. Pacific (1.5 hours)
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$45, Guests  (or become a member HERE to receive member discounts on NAGC Online Learning.)
$60, Guests with Continuing Education Credit

Presentation Description

Children who experience a death due to THE INVISIBLE DISEASES or diseases on the inside: Depression or Addiction may grieve in different ways than those who’ve experienced a death due to natural causes, accidents or other types of disease. With Opioid related deaths and death by Suicide on the rise, therapists, social workers and grief specialists need to be aware of the unique set of circumstances impacting the grieving process for children and teens who have experienced these types of deaths. In this workshop we will examine the multiple factors that impact their grief including trouble with the Four Tasks of Mourning as described by JW Worden, PhD, leading grief expert in the world. Participants will acquire intervention strategies to use with individuals, families and groups in private practice, grief camp and agency settings.

About the Presenter

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Lauren Schneider, LCSW, Clinical Director of Child and Adolescent Programs
Lauren, a nationally recognized expert on Child & Adolescent Grief, has directed the Children’s Programs for OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center for sixteen years. In that role Lauren provides trainings for mental health clinicians, educators, clergy, health care providers and graduate students throughout the community equipping them to work with grieving clients. Lauren is the author of "Children Grieve Too: A Handbook for Parents of Grieving Children" and writes on the topic of grief for on-line and print media. She also created “My Memory Book…for grieving children” as well as grief-related curricula for use at Camp Erin Los Angeles and in OUR HOUSE grief support groups. Lauren is the Associate Producer of “One Last Hug…and a few smooches” an Emmy award winning HBO documentary about Children’s Grief. Lauren is the recipient of the 2017 Dr. Michael Durfee Award and the 2014 H.U.G. award. In her free time Lauren enjoys playing with her grandsons, cooking and nature walks. Lauren maintains a private practice in Los Angeles specializing in grief and trauma.


1. Utilizing Worden’s Four Tasks of Mourning, participants will learn factors affecting the grief process of children impacted by Addiction or Mental Illness related deaths.
2. Participants will learn and practice using age-appropriate language to use when explaining deaths due to invisible diseases: mental illness, addiction, or overdose.
3. Participants will also acquire practical interventions from the expressive arts to use with children ages four through eighteen.

Continuing Education

CE Learning Systems, LLC:APA - The National Alliance for Grieving Children's continuing education co-sponsor, CE Learning Systems, LLC, is approved by American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

ASWB - CE Learning Systems, (Provider #1020), is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of State Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education ACE program.  ASWB Approval Period: 02/23/2013 - 02/23/2016.  Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.  Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.5 clinical continuing education clock hours.NBCC  - Co-sponsorship approval is pending

CE Process: MFT's, Counselor's, and Psychologists

CE Certificate and Evaluation Process

MFT's: If you are a  MFT, a continuing education certificate for the event you attended be obtained using the website, CE-Go. 

Approximately 3 days after the conclusion of the event, you will receive an email link to CE-Go (This link will be sent to the email account you used to register for the event).

 Upon accessing the CE-Go website, you will be able to:

  • Complete an evaluation forms for the event you attended
  • Download your continuing education certificate in a PDF format

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the CE-Go process, please contact CE-Go at 877 248 6789 or by email at 

Social Workers: To earn continuing education for webinar events, Social Workers must complete an exam.

 Approximately 3 days after the conclusion of the event, you will receive an email link to where you will have the opportunity to complete an exam and print out your certificate.

 If you have any questions or concerns regarding the exam and CE-Credit process, please contact CE-Credit at 877 248 6789 or by email at .

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