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Supporting Children and Adolescents in their Grief Journey

These offerings review various grief events and highlight ways in which providers can support the grief journey and unique grief needs of children and adolescents.

Talking to Children and Youth about Mass Shootings: A Guide for Caregivers

August 30, 2023
The number of US mass shootings has risen sharply in the last several years. Hearing about a mass shooting, or another event involving extreme violence, can create fear and concern in young people. Caregivers can support children and youth by initiating and revisiting conversations where young peopl...

Emotional Distress in Adolescent Girls: Highlights from the 2023 CDC Report

May 15, 2023
The recently released Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Data Summary & Trends Report for 2011–2021 (CDC, 2023) noted that in 2021, more female high school students (41%) relative to their male counterparts (18%) reported experiencing poor mental health.  Additionally, over the last decade, female...

Supporting a Young Person Who May be Considering Suicide: Information for Parents and Caregivers

September 29, 2022
Suicide is the third leading cause of death for adolescents and young adults aged 15 to 24 and the second leading cause of death for those aged 10-14 in the United States (CDC, 2020). The unique set of stressors faced by young people puts them at greater risk for attempting suicide. We also know tha...

Tips for Providers: Helping Children and Youth Cope with Collective Grief

May 27, 2022
CTAC has prepared this useful resource to promote the keys to having supportive and constructive discussions of stressful and potentially traumatizing events with children and youth experiencing collective grief.

Grief in Transition Aged Youth

April 13, 2022
According to Psychology Today, grief is the acute pain that accompanies loss.  We may also think about grief as a process that we participate in when experiencing a loss of any kind. Grief is often overlooked in transition aged youth. Due to the frequency and intensity of change that transition age...

A Conversation About the Current Youth Mental Health Crisis

March 14, 2022
Throughout the pandemic, there has been an effort to promote the physical health and safety of youth. However, the U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory emphasized that the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly exacerbated a pre-existing and alarming youth mental health crisis, and the nation’s top mental hea...

Assessment and Treatment for Childhood Grief and Loss

August 26, 2020
Grief is an inevitable part of life and impacts people across the lifespan, including the most vulnerable. Childhood grief and loss may require special attention because a child’s developmental age can impact their response. Clinical assessment can be most helpful to  determine the appropriate le...

Helping Kincare Families Cope with Ambiguous Loss

April 27, 2020
Children are being raised by relatives when parents are unable to do so with increasing frequency. Most kincare families are dealing with multiple practical and mental health issues. All experience disruptions in attachment and many have endured traumatic separations and losses. Ambiguous or unresol...

Part 3: Beyond Kübler-Ross: New Perspectives in Death, Dying and Grief

December 14, 2017
While Kübler-Ross’ work is nearing a half-century old, most grief clinicians now emphasize the very individual pathways that individuals experience in grief. This webinar presentation explores the most current theoretical perspectives on loss and grief, emphasizing five areas where understandings...

Part 2: Saying Goodbye: Families Coping with a Loved One’s Terminal Illness

December 06, 2017
The authors of Saying Goodbye: A Guide to Coping with a Loved One’s Terminal Illness discusses a “road map” describing the various phases that families go through when confronted with a terminal or potentially terminal diagnosis and advice garnered from these sources as to how to cope and prep...

Part 1: Love, Loss, and Grief

November 28, 2017
This webinar helps individuals understand how we experience love, loss and grief. Although most individuals naturally adapt to the most difficult losses, some develop complications that prevent the process of adaptation from moving forward. This webinar helps individuals understand how to recognize...
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