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Bereavement Support for the Loss of a Child

Price: $5.00 CE: 1.00
This course is accessible until 8/1/2024

Understanding the importance and means of providing bereaving support by the healthcare professional is part of wholistic care. This course will describe what makes the loss of a child unique and why families need support. Understanding and implementin practices to help families through knowing what is appropriate to say and what is not. We will also identify the challenges of loss, grief, and bereavement with respect to children through the recognition and respect of the bereavement experiences.

The content of this video is powerful and personal. It may awaken personal connections to grief that is close to your experience. Perinatal, infant and child loss are traumatic especially for those who have experienced such an event. Perhaps you will plan extra time for engaging in this module so that you have the time you need to care for yourself as you learn.

Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe what makes a baby loss unique and why families need support.
  2. Understand and implement practices that one can use to help families.
  3. Know what is appropriate to say and what is not.
  4. Be aware of the challenges of loss, grief, and bereavement with respect to children.
  5. Recognize and respect loss, grief, and bereavement experiences.
  6. Understand the importance and means of providing bereavement support.

Qualified Planners/Faculty

Alfred K. Kambaki, BCC, ACPE Certified Educator

Regional Director/Spiritual Care and Clinical Pastoral Education

Alfred Kambaki works with individuals and groups, clergy and laity, to strengthen their communication, connection and confidence so they can make an influential impact on the world. He mentors with passion, guiding his clients to effectively strengthen and elevate their spiritual care and helping vision to new heights.

With over fifteen years of chaplaincy and educator experience, a knack for making meaningful connections with people and an insatiable appetite for helping others maximize their potential, Alfred knows how to rock a group of learners, connect with persons and provide training so that individuals can effectively provide spiritual support to others.

Alfred’s down-to-earth stories compels people to laugh while they learn. He engages groups from the moment he meets them and leaves them with empowering tools and focused mindsets that they will use long after the training event. Alfred is passionate about people, spiritual care and successful connections. He is especially inspired to help people take their helping skills – and themselves – to unprecedented levels.

Alfred’s experience includes being an ordained pastor in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, a board-certified Chaplain (BCC) in the Association of Professional Chaplains, and certified educator in the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. Alfred is a Director of Spiritual Care and CPE at AMITA Midwest Adventist Hospitals.

When not in meetings, speaking or training, Alfred can be found at neighborhood garage sales making connections and drawing out stories about certain items on sale. 

Disclosures

This author has disclosed there are no commercial bias nor conflicts of interest.

Tatiana Perez-Oh, Master's in Divinity, Licensed Minister

Tatiana is a licensed minister with the Seventh Day Adventist Church, has a Master’s in Divinity and received her CPE training at Texas Health Huguley Hospital in Burleson, TX. She has been a chaplain at Advent Health Orlando/for Children since 2011. During this time, she’s served as the staff chaplain for the “Mother-Baby” units visiting many new moms and babies. She’s also walked with many families who have experience the death of a baby. Caring for those who are bereaved from perinatal and infant loss is a ministry sub-specialty and personal passion.

            Tatiana is a mother of two children and during her free time enjoys spending time with her husband and children, trying out different kinds of food and watching Korean dramas.

Disclosures

This author has disclosed there are no conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliates in this course.

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Completion Requirements: To receive continuing education credit commensurate with the credit awarded for this on-line activity, the participant must:

  • View all modules
  • Participate and pass all learning checks
  • Pass the Post Test(s) with a minimum score of 80%
  • Complete and submit the on-line evaluation

Certificates of Completion: will be available to print immediately upon finishing the completion requirements. You are encouraged to print and save your certificate for your portfolio as required by your licensing body. Interdisciplinary accredited activities, activities having multiple accreditors, will be listed individually on the Certificate of Completion.

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