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Grief and Loss – Webinar

Grief and Loss – Webinar

An introduction to Loss and Grief and how this connects to Intercountry Adoption

Online Interactive Seminar

This webinar will offer an introduction to Loss and Grief and how this connects to Intercountry adoption.

Areas covered will include:

  • What is loss and grief
  • Some theories on loss and grief
  • How loss and grief impacts children and young people
  • Connection between trauma, loss and grief
  • Specific loss and grief for children who have experienced intercountry adoption
  • Key factors to help children with their loss and grief

Seminar Details & How to register

Date: Wednesday 18 October 2017, 12.00pm – 2.00pm (AEST)

Cost: FREE (Registrations Limited – book in early)

Who should attend: Parents of intercountry adopted children

More Info: Call ICAFS Service on 1300 543 396

Registrations: Please click here to Register for the Webinar


About the Presenter

Helen Lenga MAPS CCOUNP, Founder and Director of the Gong Shi Project

Helen Lenga is a registered psychologist and supervisor with over 30 years’ experience working in the field of trauma as a Psychotherapist, Trainer, Consultant and Supervisor. She is a mother of two daughters she and her husband adopted from China. She has both personal and professional experience of intercountry adoption and caring for children who have experienced intercountry adoption.

She is a clinical consultant with the Lighthouse Institute in Melbourne, Australia and spent 2014 and 2015 involved in trauma training of support services for the Royal Commission into Institutionalised Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Helen is a lecturer at the La Trobe University Master of Art Therapy, lecturer at Victoria University Bachelor of Social Work and lectured and supervised at the former La Trobe Master of Counselling. She has a particular interest in the interaction of culture, trauma and attachment and regularly presents her work at Australian and International conferences.

Helen’s specialised areas of interest include culturally responsive practice, attachment, trauma and culture, early childhood and fertility, motherhood and adoption.