Family Systems and their Ability to Cope with Death and Grief
This module will cover the impact of death and loss upon the family system. You will explore death and the family life cycle, looking at how families react to loss. A special emphasis will focus on how children understand death and express their grief.
- Understand the systemic perspective of the family and how the impact of death can affect individuals and the system as a whole.
- Describe the different ways families respond to death and loss.
- Integrate the systemic understanding of death and loss in helping children grieve.
- Apply the knowledge of grief and the family into the context of church ministry and community.
Date: Fall, 2014
Facilitator: Dr. Helen Noh M.Sc., MA., Ph.D.
Helen is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Tyndale University College and Seminary. Her clinical training has been with children, adolescents and their families, through the Glen Roberts Study Institute in California and through private practice in Toronto.