For me, as for many, summer is a time to slow down a bit, to catch my breath, to take stock of the months that have passed and to look forward to the activity of fall. This year it's also a time of both farewells and welcomes as I say goodbye to my current intake and admin coordinator, Trish, and introduce Ashley in her place.
Gearing up for fall, information about the season's webinars and workshops is now available; please see the Public Events listing below. As well, registration is now open for the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre's Certificate Program in Children's Grief and Bereavement. Dates through 2016/17 for the monthly extended program are included below, as well as the dates for the week-long programin May 2017. Please note that the cut off date for the extended program's early-bird rate is August 27.
As we all know, children and families grieve year-round. If you are looking for additional resources now, the resources section of my website has a large list of recommended resources, as well as a newly-added page with links to my archived newsletters.I have also included just below links to a number of my webinar and video recordings (most of which are free) that are available on a variety of topics related to children and grief.
Canadian Virtual Hospice has recently introduced an excellent new on-line grief support tool: www.mygrief.ca. Designed to support people grieving an expected death or a death that has already occurred, the site has nine modules consisting of text and videos. Users can work through the entire site content, or just consult the sections or topics that are most relevant to them.
Designed to work on computers, tablets and mobiles, this valuable resource is free of charge for all Canadians and available for a $25 fee for those from countries other than Canada.
Free Guidance on
Supporting Grieving Children & Youth
KidsGrieve2 Q&A connects families, professionals and volunteers with expert advice on supporting children and youth who are either grieving a death or anticipating a death in their lives.
Canadian Virtual Hospice will hold the next KidsGrieve2 Q&A with Andrea Warnick on Tuesday September 13 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST. A computer with speakers and an internet connection are all that you need in order to participate. This is a free event.
To participate in the live forum email KidsGrieve2@virtualhospice.ca. You will receive an email a few days prior to the event with a link to access the forum.
Can’t join live? Submit your questions to: KidsGrieve2@virtualhospice.ca. A recorded version of the Q&A will be available for viewing within 7 days.
If you know of anyone who you think will benefit from participating in this Q&A please share this link with them.
Andrea's Public Educational Events
Tuesday September 20, 2016, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST, Free, Talking with Children about Death.For more information and to register please click here.
Tuesday November 22, 2016, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST, $29 + tax,Preparing Children for Funerals and Memorials.For more information and to register please click here.
Certificate Program in Children's Grief and Bereavement (Hincks-Dellcrest Centre, Toronto) - Extended
Registration is now open for the 5-module certificate program which will start in September. Modules can be taken individually or all together in order to obtain the certificate (all 5 are required for the certificate).
For more information (including fees) or to register please visit here.
Module 1: Tuesday September 27, 2016, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm: Supporting Children and Youth Facing the Dying of Someone Close to Them (with Andrea Warnick)
Module 2: Tuesday October 18, 2016, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm: When Death Darkens the Door: Supporting Bereaved Children and Youth (with Andrea Warnick and Andrea Kwan)
Module 3: Tuesday November 15, 2016, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm: Supporting Grieving Children and Families Using Mindfulness and Compassion (with Andrew Blake and Andrea Warnick)
Module 4: Tuesday January 17, 2017, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm: When Grief Gets More Complicated (with Andrea Warnick and Colleen Mousseau)
Module 5: Tuesday February 7, 2017, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm: Dancing in the Darkness: Creative Approaches to Working with Grieving Children and Youth (with Andrea Warnick and Lysa Toye)
Certificate Program in Children's Grief and Bereavement (Hincks-Dellcrest Centre, Toronto) - Condensed
Registration is now open for the week-long certificate program being held in May 2017. For more information (including fees) or to register please visit here.
Module 1:Supporting Children and Youth Facing the Dying of Someone Close to Them (Andrea Warnick - Monday, May 8, 2017)
Module 2:When Death Darkens the Door: Supporting Bereaved Children and Youth (Andrea Warnick & Andrea Kwan - Tuesday, May 9, 2017)
Module 3:Supporting Grieving Children and Families Using Mindfulness and Compassion (Andrea Warnick & Andrew Blake - Wednesday, May 10, 2017)
Module 4:When Grief Gets More Complicated (Andrea Warnick and Liana Lowenstein - Thursday, May 11, 2017)
Module 5:Dancing in the Darkness: Creative Approaches to Working with Grieving Children and Youth (Andrea Warnick and Lisa Toye - Friday, May 12, 2017)
Yearly Internship Admin & Intake Position
Farewell to Trish
Some of you may have had the opportunity to connect with Trish in her role as my Intake Coordinator and Administrator over the past year. Trish has been accepted to York University's Advanced Standing Master of Social Work program and will be returning to school full-time in September. Trish will continue to work with the Children and Youth Grief Network on a part-time basis, working closely with partnering agencies to educate and inform the community on children's grief and bereavement. I'd like to take this chance to thank Trish for all of her work and to wish her all the best as she embarks on the next step of her career.
Ashley is passionate about ensuring that families have access to palliative care, as well as grief and bereavement support. She is a versatile, compassionate and thoughtful leader who is able to turn vision into reality. Living in Ottawa, Ontario, Ashley works with children and their families at Roger Neilson House Paediatric Hospice as a member of the Family Support team. She has also provided support to grieving children and youth as a Grief Facilitator at Camp Erin Eastern Ontario. Ashley looks forward to continuing to provide professional support to individuals and families as my new Intake Coordinator and Administrator.
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My counselling office is located in Toronto on Danforth Ave. just a two minute walk from Chester subway station (see on map).
My practice day for in-person sessions is Wednesday.
I also offer counselling sessions for adults by phone or Skype worldwide.
I have a formal supervision agreement with a Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Norma D'Agostino. As a result, my counselling services are covered by most private insurance benefit plans.
I offer clinical consultation to counsellors/therapists and other professionals and volunteers in the area of grief and bereavement.
For additional information about my counselling services please visit my website.