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National conference – Diversity and inclusion in bereavement support

15 November 2018, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Child Bereavement UK
Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel Water Street Manchester M3 4JQ

Recognising that we live and work in a multi-cultural and diverse society, this conference is aimed at promoting and raising awareness when providing bereavement support.

This conference will hear from experts in their field, sharing current research, statistics and evidence-based practice, with the focus on providing bereavement support in a diverse and inclusive society.

This conference is suitable for any professional involved in the provision of bereavement support to children, young people and families. Attending this conference will help professionals to build confidence and develop skills when communicating with and supporting grieving families.

Confirmed speakers-
Hidden lives, hidden losses: The bereavement experiences of Gypsies and Travellers
Dr Carol Rogers FHEA, Senior Lecturer: Faculty of Society and Health, Buckinghamshire New University

A Love That Never Dies
Jane Harris and Jimmy Edmonds, The Good Grief Project

Inter-cultural dialogue and diversity in family troubles: The case of family deaths in urban Senegal
Jane McCarthy, Visiting Professor and Visiting Fellow, University of Reading/Open University

Serving bereaved families through inclusive community engagement
Keely Thompson, Marketing Manager, GreenAcres Cemetery and Ceremonial Parks

Supporting children and young people in a multi-cultural school
Naveed Mushtaque, Community Learning Manager, Horton Park Primary School

Death, bereavement and learning disabilities
Shirley Potts, North Development Lead, Child Bereavement UK and Karen Parry, Chief Executive Officer, Inclusion North

What makes us so special? The challenges of a same sex couple
Grace and Jennie, Parent speakers

Bereavement practices and rituals from different faith perspectives – panel debate

Amitashuri, Buddhist Healthcare Chaplain
Clive Lawton OBE, Leading international Jewish educator
Mohamed Omer, The Gardens of Peace, Muslim Cemetery

£95 per person. Fees for participants include course materials, a certificate of attendance, refreshments and light lunch. We would like to thank Slater and Gordon for supporting this conference.

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