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Addressing Maladaptive Grief Reactions Among Youth

October 19, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT


About This Webinar

A “one-size-fits-all” approach to grief support is typically ineffective. Thus, it is a critical task of service providers to determine which type of grief support (e.g., peer support and individual therapy) and practice elements are most appropriate based on the unique needs and strengths of the children they serve. Using Multidimensional Grief Theory as a guide, this presentation describes evidence-based, trauma-and grief-informed assessment tools that can support grieving youth, especially those exposed to the death of a loved one by suicide. 

This session describes assessment and interventions for youth who have experienced traumatic loss. Suggestions are provided for how to implement these practices with military families. The webinar also includes an opportunity to discuss the “cost of caring” and strategies to promote resilience for service providers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify trauma-and grief-informed assessment tools that can be used for risk screening, case conceptualization, and treatment planning
  • Understand specific practice elements that can be used to address trauma and grief in youth
  • Recognize the distinction between trauma-informed and grief-informed practices
  • Define differences between secondary traumatic stress, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout, as well as how to recognize these in themselves and others


Stacey Brittain, LCSW-S, RPT

Stacey is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Supervisor and Registered Play Therapist with over fifteen years of experience providing trauma-informed therapy to people of all ages. She serves as the Assistant Director of Training with the Trauma and Grief Center at The Hackett Center for Mental Health. 

Throughout her career, she has provided individual, group, and family psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing a wide range of mental health issues, but she is most passionate about working with those impacted by complex trauma and traumatic stress. Stacey is a certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) clinician and is trained in providing a variety of evidence-based therapeutic interventions such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy, Trauma and Grief Component Therapy for Adolescents (TGCTA), and Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT). She is also a Strong Star Certified Provider for Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

Continuing Education
  • Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists: Programming approval for 1.5 CE credits has been obtained for Social Work, LPCs, and LMFTs from the University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Check with your state licensing agency for reciprocity and/or credit approval if licensed for other professions or in one of the following states: CO, FL, HI, IA, KS, KY, MI, NY, ND, OH, OK. **Note: Eligibility for CE credit expires on October 19, 2025. 
  • Case Managers: This program has been approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide board-certified case managers with 1.5 clock hours. **Note: Eligibility for CE credit expires on October 19, 2024.  
  • Certified Family Life Educators: This program is approved by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) for 1.5 CE credits for CFLEs. **Note: Eligibility for CE credit expires on October 19, 2028. 
  • Board Certified Patient Advocates: This program is approved by The Patient Advocate Certification Board to provide CE credit to Board Certified Patient Advocates (BCPA). The webinar has been approved for 1.5 CE contact hours, of which 0.0 are in the area of Ethics. **Note: Eligibility for CE credit expires on October 19, 2025. 
  • Certified in Family and Consumer Sciences (CFCS): This session is approved for 1.5 CE credits from the American Association for Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) for CFCS. **Note: Eligibility for CE credit expires on October 19, 2028. 
  • OneOp Certificates of Attendance are available for those interested in documenting additional professional development activities.

*This webinar is Part 2 with experts from Trauma and Grief Center at The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute around childhood traumatic loss and grief. RSVP for Part 1, Understanding Childhood Traumatic Loss Through the Lens of Multidimensional Grief Theory.

Photo Credit: Photo by cottonbro studio from Pexels


October 19, 2023
11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
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