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E-Resources for Trauma and Loss

Appropriate for Children and Families and Health and Mental Health

Total Practicum Hours:   7.25 hours

The Grip of Grief: Processing the Continual Losses of the Pandemic, Ep. 90

I hour – must sign up for the course, certificate available.

Jill Johnson-Young an expert on grief and loss describes the origin and function of grief and provides helpful interventions to help clients manage the enumerating losses caused by the pandemic.  She also discusses how therapists can care for themselves and manage compassion fatigue.

The Neuroscience of Trauma

1 hour – webinar which focuses on how traumatic events affect the brain and body.  You will learn about the neuroscience of trauma and how the mind/body responds to traumatic events.  Understanding how trauma works is essential for learning strategies to address traumatic responses and triggers.  This webinar focuses on teen dating and reviews evidence-based programs that address the effect of teen trauma.

How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime

15 minutes – Ted Talk

Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains how the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer.

Supporting Children through Covid-19

1 hour – Understand how stress impacts children and adolescents, how to foster resilience, and caregiver wellness. Certificate available upon completion

Children’s daily rhythms of home and school life have been dramatically disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of these changes, children may be experiencing an increase in stress and anxiety. As they navigate these experiences and feelings, it can sometimes put a strain on family relationships as parents and caregivers are also navigating this new reality. This webinar explores stress in children and youth as well as key factors for fostering their resilience. Viewers will learn strategies to help support children’s attachment relationships and their physical and emotional well-being, along with strategies to cope with grief and loss

Staying Resilient as the Covid-19 Pandemic Continues

1.5 hour pre-recorded webinar presented through the Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network

Topics discussed include the impact of exposure to traumatic stress and how to support clients while maintaining good coping skills and self-care.

Slides are available at

Therapeutic Response to Trauma and Loss in the Covid-19 Pandemic

1.5 hours – Certificate available
This webinar will identify the issues of trauma and loss that visit us in today’s pandemic and will explore how they influence each other. There will be a discussion about the short and long-term challenges that are created, as well as effective strategies for coping with the unique issues posed by COVID-19 trauma and loss. The focus will be on one’s work as a professional, as well as on personal self-care.

Hospice and End of Life Care in Nursing Homes During COVID-19

1 hour webinar.  After a brief overview of intimacy barriers in hospice care under normal circumstances, experts John Cagle, PhD, MSW and Elaine Healy, MD, FACP, CMD discuss the major barriers to intimacy created in the wake of COVID-19 restrictions that have been imposed on nursing homes and other residential care facilities, where families and even hospice team members are unable to enter facilities.