Places are still available for the workshop on ‘Loss and the Impact of Family Breakdown on Children and Adolescents’.  Details below.  I would be grateful if you would bring it to the attention of anyone you think may be interested. 


Date                                                                Time                           Presenter 

Friday, 6th April 2018                                    9.15am – 4.15pm        Sandra Joyce


This workshop explores the impact of parental separation on children and adolescents. It will look at the complexity of step/blended families and how children and adolescents cope in this new family structure. The impact of loss due to separation will be addressed in relation to child and adolescent development and family coping strategies. The workshop will help develop skills to cope with behaviours in children and adolescent’s due to the impact of parental separation. The workshop is collaborative and active with a mixture of presentation, experimental exercises, group work and case studies.


Learning Outcomes 

On completion of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • understand the impact of parental separation on children and adolescents and how they adjust to changes in family life;
  • develop skills in determining levels/and appropriate responses to child and adolescents response to loss due to parental separation;
  • understand the importance of the developmental stages in loss following parental separation;
  • reflect on how children and adolescents cope in blended families and help them to develop coping strategies to manage their emotions.


Presenter Profile

Sandra Joyce is an experienced Teen/Child and Relationship Counsellor. She has worked with the Teen Between service and as a facilitator of the ‘Parents when separated programme’ with Relationships Ireland. She runs  and in South Dublin. Sandra holds a B.Ed in Education and B.A. in Counselling and Pscychometric testing from NCII. She also holds a Certificate in Relationships Counselling from Relationships Ireland.


The Irish Hospice Foundation, Bereavement Education & Resource Centre, Morrison Chambers, 4th Floor, 32 Nassau Street, Dublin 2, D02 YE06.


 €100 (1-day workshop) includes light lunch/tea and coffee.

Bookings can be made online at the following link

On receipt of booking a booking confirmation together with an invoice will follow.

Iris Murray | Administrator, Bereavement Education Resource Centre
Irish Hospice Foundation

T: 01 6793188 DL: 01 6730047