4024: Kids in Chaos: Navigating Traumatic Grief and Bereavement with Children Following the Violent Death of a Family Member
Violent death of a family member, which is typically sudden and unexpected, can create significant emotional and behavioral deviations for children in the chaotic wake of the loss. Homicide, suicide, death from intimate partner violence and child abuse are examples of violent deaths that may confront children.
Speaker: Theresa Fay-Hillier, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Disclosures: This speaker has no conflict of interest, commercial support, or off-label use to disclose. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Session Length: 45 minutes
Target Audience: RN, APRN
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Examine the unique factors of sudden violent death and the potential impact on children navigating the chaotic aftermath.
2. Examine the foundational facets of grief and bereavement for children exposed to violent death of a family member including unique factors of the medico-legal system.
3. Discuss strategies for promotion of adaptive coping and grieving in children exposed to the violent death of a family member.
Key words: Post traumatic stress disorder in children, traumatic grief, violent death, artwork, adaptive coping
Continuing Nursing Education
0.75 contact hours. * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to the entire session, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post test. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. We cannot award credit unless all steps are completed.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Saturday, October 22, 2011: 10:25am – 11:10am
Child & Adolescent Track
APNA 25th Annual Conference
Release Date: March 2, 2012
The contact hours for this session expire: October 1, 2014