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Course Description

This online course introduces students to concepts surrounding the nature of suffering and issues of death and dying. Students examine concepts from a theoretical perspective with attention to ethical and moral issues from a cross-cultural diversity perspective, and the impact of death, dying, and bereavement on a family and community. Participants explore the stages of grief and apply them to case studies or their own patient experiences and engage with tools such as legacy building and memento creations, identifying and utilizing resources that promote positive coping skills and strategies related to providing children bad news or notifying them of death or impending death.

Course Outline

Assignments and projects to be completed in this course are intentionally created to prepare students for personal and professional situations supporting children and families. Resources and work produced throughout the quarter are geared towards student use in and outside the child life clinical setting.

Learner Outcomes

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

  • Define stages of grief and types of losses individuals and their families may experience
  • Describe ways that grief is manifested in persons
  • Apply interventive approaches and strategies to assist persons who are ill or grieving, as well as their families
  • Identify national resources and initiatives for individuals and family members who are ill or grieving

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Prerequisites

Notes

Certification Disclosure: Completion of the UCSB PaCE Child Life certificate program does not result in Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS). Individuals seeking certification must meet specific academic and clinical experience requirements in addition to passing the Child Life Professional Certification Exam. While courses in this certificate program count toward the educational requirements for becoming eligible to take the examination, completion of this certificate program will not, in itself, result in Child Life certification. For more information about certification visit https://www.childlife.org/certification.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Type
Online
Dates
Mar 30, 2021 to Jun 11, 2021
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (4 units) $600.00
Available for Credit
4 units
Instructors
Reading List / Textbook
Section Notes
The following books are required:
1. Grief and Loss: Theories and Skills for the Helping Professions (2nd Edition, 2012) by Katherine Walsh 
2. Finding the Words: How to Talk with Children and Teens about Death, Suicide, Homicide, Funerals, Cremation and other End-of-Life Matters (2013) by Alan D. Wolfelt
 
 
IMPORTANT! After enrollment, please allow one business day to receive an email with instructions on how to access your online course. You don’t need to take any action until you receive that email.
Type
Online
Dates
Mar 30, 2021 to Jun 11, 2021
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (4 units) $600.00
Available for Credit
4 units
Instructors
Reading List / Textbook
Section Notes
The following books are required:
1. Grief and Loss: Theories and Skills for the Helping Professions (2nd Edition, 2012) by Katherine Walsh 
2. Finding the Words: How to Talk with Children and Teens about Death, Suicide, Homicide, Funerals, Cremation and other End-of-Life Matters (2013) by Alan D. Wolfelt
 
 
IMPORTANT! After enrollment, please allow one business day to receive an email with instructions on how to access your online course. You don’t need to take any action until you receive that email.
Type
Online
Dates
Jun 22, 2021 to Sep 03, 2021
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (4 units) $600.00
Available for Credit
4 units
Instructors
Reading List / Textbook
Section Notes
The following books are required:
1. Grief and Loss: Theories and Skills for the Helping Professions (2nd Edition, 2012) by Katherine Walsh 
2. Finding the Words: How to Talk with Children and Teens about Death, Suicide, Homicide, Funerals, Cremation and other End-of-Life Matters (2013) by Alan D. Wolfelt
 
 
IMPORTANT! After enrollment, please allow one business day to receive an email with instructions on how to access your online course. You don’t need to take any action until you receive that email.