Loss in the Age of Covid: Supporting Children and Adolescents Who Have Experienced Loss Due to the Pandemic

Kerry Arnold, LSW – 3 CEU’s

9:30 to 12:30

November 23, 2021

A live interactive training using the Zoom Pro platform

Price per person $89


This workshop will explore the myriad of loss, specifically ambiguous loss, which has occurred for children and adolescents during the Covid pandemic.  Practitioners (who may also be parents) will have the opportunity to identify and describe real life examples of loss particular to the significant changes and adaptations during the Covid pandemic for those in this age group.  Practical, therapeutic strategies to support children and adolescents experiencing these losses will be reviewed.  

Training Objectives:

1. Identify and discuss the forms of loss, including ambiguous loss, experienced by children/adolescents due to the long-term restrictions imposed by Covid
2. Understand and recognize how pre existing issues (e.g., social anxiety, fears) could be complicated by the Covid pandemic
3. Participate in a breakout activity to share real life examples of transition and loss for children/youth
4. Understand and be able to put into practice practical therapeutic strategies to support positive adaptation and coping skills with regard to the loss experienced by children/adolescents


9:30am-10:15 Discussion re: forms of loss for children/adolescents and the developmental impact, pre-existing issues (i.e., social anxiety) complicated by Covid

10:15-10:45: Breakout activity to share real life examples of transition and loss for children/youth

10:45-11:15: De-brief about the breakout activity

11:15-12:00: Review of practical, therapeutic strategies to support adaptation, coping around loss for children, adolescents

12:00-12:30p: Questions/Discussion/Wrap Up

CEU Hours: 

This event is co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (GSSWSR) for a maximum of 3 credit hours. Bryn Mawr College GSSWSR, as a CSWE accredited School of Social Work, is a pre-approved provider of continuing education for Social Workers, professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists in Pennsylvania and many other states.

About the Trainer

Kerry Arnold, M.S.W., LSW is a Full Time Assistant Professor in the Behavioral Health/Human Services program at the Community College of Philadelphia. Kerry is a Licensed Social Worker and received her M.S.W. from Temple University. For 32 years, she has been a behavior specialist, educator, and consultant to a myriad of agencies in the Tri-State area serving individuals with intellectual disabilities and co-occurring disorders, which include substance abuse.

Kerry has presented at city, state and national conferences in the area of recovery-centered, behavioral support planning for individuals receiving behavioral health services.   From 2008-2015, she was a primary consultant in New Jersey’s dual-disordered initiative, spearheaded by Rutgers University.  

Kerry has co-hosted a television show sponsored by the Community College of Philadelphia,  Tapestry of Life,  which features interviews with people who have a lived or direct support experience with some aspect of behavioral health/stigma and oppression and their path toward healing.  Kerry has facilitated several conferences within Community College of Philadelphia, including LGBTQ awareness and Trauma-Informed Approaches.

Procedure: After registration, you will be sent a confirmation, and a receipt of payment. A few days before the training you will receive a packet containing instructions for logging on to the Zoom session, handouts, and the requirements for your certificate and CEU’s (if applicable)

Cancellations and Refunds: Canceling your registration must be done by email (training6000@gmail.com) prior to five business days from the training date. If you have paid the fee, you will receive a refund or credit (your choice). If you fail to cancel prior to five business days and have paid, you or your agency will forfeit the fee. If you fail to cancel prior to five business days from the training date and have not paid, you or your agency will be billed for the full fee. Thank you.

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Event Details

  • November 23, 2021 9:30 am   -   12:30 pm
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