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The Incongruous Journey: Experiencing the Loss of a Child of Any Age

Nancy Cincotta, LCSW, MSW, ACSW, MPhil, CLS
Recorded on October 20, 2016

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About the Webinar

A range of issues during the dying and bereavement process will be explored, including anticipatory mourning, preparing for the death of a child, and coping at the time of death and thereafter. Stages of bereavement, the differential spectrum of issues facing family members, and work with individuals, families, and groups will be discussed. Helping families to find meaning and the ability to reinvest in life after the death of a child, and issues emerging throughout the course of individual and family developmental phases will be presented within relevant theoretical paradigms.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Formulate a developmental approach to understanding grief experienced by children
  • Identify the dynamics of the grieving process experienced by siblings after the death of a sibling
  • Utilize expressive activities and interventions in working with families who experiencing such a death
  • Apply a general framework to anticipate the issues which remain consistent and prevalent for parents experiencing the loss of a child, from birth-adulthood


AOSW-October-Webinar_Photo_small.jpgNancy Cincotta, LCSW, MSW, ACSW, MPhil, CLS, is the Psychosocial Director of Camp Sunshine, a retreat for families of children with life-threatening illnesses in Casco, Maine, and is a psychosocial consultant in New York. She has extensive expertise working with children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. She has worked with bereaved parents and children in individual, family and group work, within hospital, community and retreat programs. She is widely published in this area and has presented extensively on a national and international level.

Continuing Education Credits

Level - Intermediate
Participants will earn 1.5 CE credits upon successful completion of a quiz and a post-webinar evaluation.