Training and Education
Judi’s House is also committed to raising awareness and educating professionals, and the community at large, about the needs of grieving children and families. We regularly conduct trainings and educational workshops at schools, universities, agencies and conferences. Last year, we provided training and education to over 2,400 individuals—both locally and around the country. These training opportunities serve to strengthen the workforce that will encounter grieving children and families in the community, ensuring they are grief- and trauma-informed in their care.
Judi’s House is also proud to be an approved internship and practicum site for many local universities’ clinical training programs. Each year, we provide intensive training to approximately twelve mental health trainees who are working on their advanced degrees. Our trainees provide more than 12,000 hours of service to support grieving children and families in our community annually.
Through the training experience, students will develop skills in:
- Co-facilitating groups
- Conducting clinical intake assessments
- Providing individual, family and play therapy
- Completing risk assessments
- Crisis management
- Working on an integrated clinical- and research-based team
Judi's House offers two start-dates for selected interns. Note: selected interns will have a one calendar year commitment