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What You Need to Know About Grief and Loss (Recorded)

2.5 credits


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Course Description 

This free, 2.5-hour training features one module with an edited recording of a live 988 & CareLine Development Training Series session that was first held as a Zoom Webinar on September 17th, 2021.

Grief and loss have become more prevalent in today’s society. Communities have been plagued with a multitude of pandemic losses and community violence incidents that have led to the death of loved ones, neighbors, family members, co-workers, and the like. This presentation will educate participants about what grief and loss are and how they can impact mental health. This presentation will also provide education on what types of grief there are, as well as the stages of grief, to normalize behaviors and responses related to loss. This presentation will allow for internal dialogue about grief and loss as it relates to today’s current events with the COVID-19 and variant pandemic and the increase of community violence targeting inner city areas like central Ohio. Finally, this presentation will educate and provide information in regards to treatment approaches to help with processing and healing after grief and loss and ways to cope and the importance of self-care as it pertains to grief and loss.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe what grief and loss are and identify different types of grief and loss.
  • Explain the stages of grief and identify different coping strategies and self-care practices that can be beneficial for each stage.
  • Provide limited knowledge to people on the phone in regards to treatment options focused to treating those suffering from grief and loss.
  • Lead discussions with those affected by COVID-19 and variant pandemic and community violence as it relates to grief and loss.

Continuing Education Information

Effective January 10, 2024, the new classifications for this course are as follows: 

  • Classifications
    • Two and a half (2.5) CE clock hours
    • Content Level: Beginner
    • Meets requirements for OCSWMFT Board
    • Meets requirements for OCDP Board in: 
      • Treatment: TR1 - Treatment Field Related (Renewals Only)
  • Course Format & Completion Requirements
    • This course is asynchronous with one module created from a recording of a live training. 
  • Certificate & Reporting 
    • Once your evaluation/feedback survey is submitted, ScarletCanvas-Catalog will generate your CE certificate/certificate of attendance for download and/or print
    • CE hours will be reported to CE Broker within 14 business days for active and eligible OCSWMFTB and OCDPB licensees who provide their full license number(s) with their course evaluation/feedback survey.

The Ohio State University College of Social Work, (Provider: RCST111747), is an approved provider for The State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist (OCSWMFT) Board

The Ohio State University College of Social Work, (Provider: 50-24068), is an approved provider for The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals (OCDP) Board.

Don't see your licensing board or certifying entity/agency listed as an approved CE provider above? Please contact your licensing board or certifying entity/agency directly to find out if they will accept CE clock hours awarded by OSU College of Social Work.

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Please note, ScarletCanvas and CarmenCanvas are two different systems. ScarletCanvas houses the University's professional development courses, while CarmenCanvas houses our academic courses. Your CarmenCanvas sign in information does not transfer to ScarletCanvas.

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    • Use Chrome browser for Windows and MacOS (make sure both the browser and your computer OS are current and do not need updating).
      • Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge do not seem to be compatible.
      • If you experience issues with the CAPTCHA (I’m not a robot verification) upon registration, we have found it resolves itself when using a current Chrome browser.
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We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. If you require an accommodation to participate in this course, please contact CSW Accessibility as early as possible and in advance of the training start date by email at or call 614-688-1657.

Requests received at least 14-days prior to the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the College will make every effort to meet requests that we receive regardless of lead time.

Complaint, Refund, No-Show, & Cancellation Policies

We are committed to providing an optimal learning experience for our course participants. However, we recognize that on occasion something unexpected may occur that would keep you from attending a training, or that there may be an instance that requires us to review circumstances that have caused concern for a participant, an instructor, or both. Please visit our Complaint, Refund, No-Show, & Cancellation Policies for more information on this process.

Contact Us

The Ohio State University, College of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education, 302 Stillman Hall, 1947 College Road, Columbus OH, 43210. Phone: (614) 292-3032. Email: Website: 

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