You may have heard, “children grieve differently than adults.” What does that mean, how can you tell, and how do you best support a child who is grieving?Jaymie Byron, MFT, will share what grief and mourning can look like for children of all ages. Kids react differently to loss, based on where they are developmentally. Jaymie will also provide practical ways to support a child through the grief process.
In this session you will learn:
- How and why children of different ages perceive grief based on their cognitive abilities
- How children from the age of 4 through teens react to grief
- How to support your children as they move through the grief process
- Before you can talk to your children about grief, it’s important to understand your own feelings.
About Our Presenter
Jaymie Byron, LMFT is the Director of Community Outreach and Education for Kara. Her work over the past 7 years has been focused on supporting those in the initial wake of grief. Jaymie manages and maintains the crisis response team for Kara that supports schools, organizations, first responders, and large families in the wake of crisis. Within her capacity at Kara, Jaymie has extensive experience working directly with clients impacted by and processing the death of a significant relationship. Jaymie has an MA in counseling psychology from the University of San Francisco and a BA from UC Santa Barbara in Economics and Global Studies. Prior to her work at Kara, Jaymie served in the United States Peace Corp from 2010-2012 in the Dominican Republic.