IIFL: Understanding Loss & Supporting Individuals Through Grief | Association of Early Childhood Educators of Alberta

IIFL: Understanding Loss & Supporting Individuals Through Grief

Loss and grief are some of the only universal human experiences, but even though everyone will experience them none of us will go through them in the same way. In this session participants will focus on identifying the various forms of loss we can experience and the variability of grief responses we use to cope. Through self-reflection, stories and discussion we will gain a broader understanding of loss and grief as well as learn strategies for supporting individuals through grief and towards healing.


  • Identify various forms of loss including primary/secondary/tertiary losses, ambiguous loss, and disenfranchised loss
  • Discuss the spectrum of grief responses, focusing on the differences among children, youth, and adults
  • Explore developmentally appropriate responses and support for grieving individuals


Online via Zoom

Date & Time:

January 18, 2022, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

For more information and to register, go here.