Traumatic Loss Facilitator Training
The BC Bereavement Helpline is dedicated to working towards building capacity for professionals and volunteers to bring grief support groups to their own community. We regularly provide a Traumatic Loss Facilitator Training course. This two-day training session is for individuals and professionals who wish to be trained to run an eight-week traumatic death (including homicide, suicide or loss due to substanc use) grief support group. This training is designed to build upon the individual’s pre-existing skill-set and introduce topics specific to traumatic loss. Our unique eight-week traumatic loss resource manual is given to each training participant and certificates are issued upon completion of the training.
Our next Traumatic Loss Facilitator Training session is:
Date: Saturday, March 30 & Sunday, March 31
Location: Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria BC
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm with a 1 hour lunch break each day (both days are required)
Cost: $250 per person. Payment can be made via cheque (made out to the BC Bereavement Helpline and mailed to PO Box 20095, Fairview PO, Vancouver BC V5Z 0C1), via E-transfer (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via credit card/PayPal (use button below).
Facilitator: Shauna Janz
To register, please download the Regisration Form below and send to email@example.com. Payment is required to reserve your spot in this training.
For more information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 604-738-9950.
Date: Saturday, April 6 & Sunday, April 7
Location: UNBC Rooms 103-104, 4837 Keith Ave, Terrace BC
Cost: $300 Earlybird price, expires March 1. Please send a cheque made out to Terrace Hospice Society and mailed to #207 46650 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC, V8G 1S6
Registration: Please email Sue at email@example.com, or call 250-635-4811
Time: 9am - 5pm Saturday & Sunday with a 1 hour lunch break
Facilitator: Marlyn Ferguson
For more information or to register please email Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 250-635-4811.
Date: Friday, April 27 & Saturday, April 28
Location: Valley View Funeral Home, 14644 72nd Avenue, Surrey
Cost: $250 Earlybird price, expires April 1. Payment can be made via cheque (made out to the BC Bereavement Helpline and mailed to PO Box 20095, Fairview PO, Vancouver BC V5Z 0C1), via E-transfer (email@example.com) or via credit card/PayPal (use button below).
Registration: Please click on the Registration Form button below. (This is a Word document. If you do not have Word, please contact the Helpline.)
Time: 9am - 4pm each day with 1 hour for lunch
Facilitator: Jessica Lowe
For more information please email the BC Bereavement Helpline at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 604-738-9950.
Crisis Response Following Sudden Death Training
In 2017, the BC Bereavement Helpline provided training sessions for victim service workers supporting individuals and families who have been bereaved by a sudden death. The training was designed to be interactive and enhanced knowledge, skills and abilities that helped move intuition to conscious action.
In 2017, trainings were held in: Victoria, Kamloops, Prince George, Terrace, Fort St. John, Nelson, Nanaimo and Mission.
Training objectives included:
Increase knowledge of sudden death bereavement and its unique characteristics
Increase understanding of shock and trauma
Increase knowledge and skills to prepare for initial crisis response following a sudden death
Increase skills in supporting the family after receiving notification
Increase knowledge and strategies on utilizing a team approach and self-care
BCBH acknowledges the financial support of the Department of Justice Canada Victims Fund for 2017 trainings.
Our next Crisis Response Following Sudden Death Training session is:
Upon receipt of funding, BCBH may be able to provide a training session in your area. Please call BCBH at 604-738-9950 or email email@example.com with any questions.
Anticipatory Grief Facilitator Training
The BC Bereavement Helpline recognizes the invaluable services of palliative care professionals and their support for families and patients in coping with grief and loss. Thanks to a grant provided by the BC Centre for Palliative Care, BCBH has developed the Anticipatory Grief Facilitator Training program. This experiential, two-day session is designed for seasoned palliative care hospice and healthcare volunteers and staff.
Curriculum includes introducing educational elements of grief, mourning and group facilitation specific to anticipatory grief, psycho-educational components, the key elements of self-care, and experiential group practice.
Our next Anticipatory Grief Facilitator Training session is:
Currently there are no training sessions scheduled. Please call BCBH at 604-738-9950, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions on potential trainings in your area or how BCBH may offer a custom training for your group or organization.
Public Grief Education
The BC Bereavement Helpline also offers public education seminars on how to cope with grief and loss for schools, employee groups, governments, non-profits, or other institutions. Please call 604-738-9950, or email email@example.com for more information or if you wish to schedule a training in your work place or organization