The coronavirus pandemic has created an unprecedented intensity of bereavement and loss for many social workers and the people they support. Two years on from the start of the first lockdown, this session will consider the ongoing impact of this traumatic period and provide advice and guidance for social workers dealing with their own experiences of loss, as well as supporting bereaved people. Attend to learn about:
- Processing the ‘secondary trauma’ of the pandemic if those you work with have experienced trauma and loss.
- Managing personal loss and grief while working with people who are also suffering; dealing with ‘triggers’.
- Supporting adults and children who have been bereaved, taking into account the impact of Covid restrictions on saying goodbye and grieving and the ongoing effect this may have on family and friends.
Marie Price, senior lecturer in social work, University of Chichester