“Traumatic bereavement: helping children and young people who are struggling” introduces what traumatic bereavement is and what schools and colleges can do to help.
Traumatic bereavement for practitioners
Evidence-based guidance for practitioners working therapeutically with children and young people.
Children and young people who have been traumatically bereaved need additional support to process the trauma of the death. Use these resources, developed by the UK Trauma Council in collaboration with three child bereavement charities, to understand the impact of traumatic bereavement and learn how to best support children and young people.
We recommend you start by watching the introductory animation and then download and read the complete guide here. Highlights from the guide with complementary explainer videos can be found on the pages linked below.
Specific information and guidance for schools and colleges can be found on the traumatic bereavement for school communities page.
An extensive practice guide to support those working therapeutically with children and young people. The guide includes tools and measures to accurately identify traumatic bereavement, guidance on when and how to refer on to more specialist services, and evidence-informed approaches to meet the specific needs that can arise from a traumatic bereavement.