This project aims to help bring about equality in bereavement support. Society is becoming increasingly better equipped to talk about the issues of death, bereavement and grief, and provide resources and support to bereaved individuals. However, individuals with ID (including children/young people) are rarely seen as grievers and therefore lack adequate support. This project seeks to rectify this.
Aims Of The Project
Determine the best ways to ‘talk' about death, bereavement and grief with children/young people with ID.Understand the barriers to children/young people with ID receiving bereavement support.Investigate the level and type of training that staff working with bereaved children/young people with ID require.Research the best methods to ‘talk' about death, bereavement and grief with children/young people with intellectual disabilities.
*AT = Assistive Technology*AAC = Augmentative and Alternative Communication
I have worked in the Special Educational Needs/Disabilities (SEND) field for 25 years (Deputy Head, Assistant Head, Teacher, Local Authority Education Officer & Educational Publisher).
I am now an author, trainer & consultant in child bereavement, specialising in the needs of bereaved children with SEND. I carry out this work as BackPocketTeacher www.backpocketteacher.co.uk
I have written/designed the following books & resources -
All available here - www.backpocketteacher.co.uk/shop
I have written for various journals and articles. You can find links to these articles here - www.backpocketteacher.co.uk/support