( FRENCH ) – Grief and Death Education Toolkit Request Form:

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    As a reminder, this resource was put together by the Help Us Understand Grief (H.U.U.G.) Program at Heart House Hospice in collaboration with the Children and Youth Grief Network. This Toolkit is an initiative to help educators feel more comfortable addressing concepts of death and grief within the school setting. It includes an outline of death education, lesson plans, tip sheets, and resource lists that compliment Ontario curriculum standards for grades 4-10. The Children and Youth Grief Network believes strongly that supporting grieving students needs to extend beyond just "checking in" after someone has died. We hope that this toolkit will support educators and administrators to incorporate lessons about death and grief into classroom discussions.
    To learn more about who is using this Toolkit and the impact this resource is having on their work, we have created a short survey for all requesters. We will be sending this survey to you via email in the next 3 months and hope that you will assist us by taking the time to fill it out.
    TOOLKIT TERMS OF USE:
    This Toolkit is intended for educators and administrators to compliment formal education training. Except as indicated, no part of this toolkit may be reproduced, reprinted, syndicated, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted without written permission from The Children and Youth Grief Network. No part of this Toolkit may be used for sale or profit. This Toolkit may be reproduced for use solely within your organization as a supplementary resource for trained educations/administrators/professionals. All materials must credit this Toolkit as the source. This Toolkit (in its entirety or any part therein) may not be reproduced or transmitted beyond your organization. The Children and Youth Grief Network reserves the exclusive rights to manage the distribution of this resource. Please direct interested parties to the contact below to inquire about securing a copy of the Toolkit.


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    Disclaimer and Terms & Conditions Policy
    These handbooks are intended for individuals who have received formalized training in the field of children and youth grief and bereavement support. Each handbook is to be considered a supplementary resource and in no way replaces formalized training. The information and activities included are intended to build upon a supporter’s existing toolkit and may not be applicable or appropriate in all situations. Individuals using this handbook should receive ongoing supervision by professionals at a reputable organization specializing in the socio-emotional support of children and their families. The wellbeing of
    children and youth is of utmost importance – considering the vulnerability of the population, we cannot stress enough the importance of training and professional supervision.
    TERMS OF USE
    Except as indicated, no part of this handbook may be reproduced, reprinted, syndicated, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted without written permission from The Children and Youth Grief Network. No part of this handbook may be used for sale or profit.
    CONDITIONAL PERMISSIONS FOR REPRODUCTION
    This handbook may be reproduced for use solely within your organization as a supplementary resource for trained volunteers and/or professionals. All materials must credit this handbook as the source. This handbook (in its entirety or any part therein) may not be reproduced or transmitted beyond your organization. The Children and Youth Grief Network reserves the exclusive rights to manage the distribution of this resource. Please direct interested parties to the contact below to inquire about securing a copy of the handbook. Please send comments, questions and requests to:
    info@childrenandyouthgriefnetwork.com. We welcome you to send your successes and activities to be considered for future editions.

    Click here for more information on Children's Grief Awareness Day & Resources

    Canadian Children's Grief Symposium

    Join us for Canada's first national Children's Grief Symposium. Participants will have the opportunity to learn foundational concepts,
    practical tools and innovative methods that will help them to support children, youth and families who are coping with grief and bereavement
    in their own communities. Workshops will be delivered by practitioners and educators from across Canada who have extensive experience
    and knowledge in children's grief and bereavement care.

    KEY INFORMATION

    • Date: November 18, 2021
    • Location: Virtual Conference
    • Focus: Education and Collaboration
    • Keynote Speaker: Will Petschenig
    • Number of Guests: 500+
    • Participants: Professionals from schools, healthcare, funeral homes, victim services and other social services agencies

    Hosted by
    Light house peer supportseasons centre for grieving children

    In association with

    Interactive sessions will cover a wide range of topics including:

    • - Foundational children's grief concepts
    • - Advanced practice ideas
    • - Emerging research
    • - Innovative program ideas and tools
    • - Widowed solo parenting
    • - Childhood traumatic grief
    • - Expressive arts therapies
    • - Supporting youth from different cultures
    • - The essential role of music in healing for Indigenous children and their families
    • - Trauma-informed community care for grieving families
    • - Supporting child survivors of suicide
    • - and many more...

    There will be multiple opportunities for participants to connect and engage with one another and with the presenters.

    Volunteers and students are encouraged to attend.

    Click here to register