Individual work with bereaved children
A home visit by our practitioners will assess the needs of each bereaved family. Individual work may be offered to parents and children before, after or instead of a group activity.
The approach for individual work is non-pathological, respectful of the unique mourning process of the individual and mindful of the individual as part of the family and the wider community. We employ a multi-disciplinary team of practitioners who bring complementary perspectives to the support of grieving families.
Individual work aims:
- to help unravel information needed to increase an understanding of what has happened
- to develop a coherent story of the death
- to address ambivalent feelings or difficulties in relationships
- to express feelings and identify negative thinking patterns
- to build self-esteem
- to work with symptoms of trauma, depression and anxiety
- to act as an advocate for the child or parent when communicating with other family members or, for example, in school or at work.
Individual work with children and adults may be offered when grief has become complicated.