This meeting increases caregivers' understanding of trauma and being trauma-informed. It introduces grief and separation while examining the impact of loss on children placed in the home and the role of kinship caregivers. The meeting continues to explore the basic needs of children living in kinship homes and explains that attachments are formed through meeting children’s needs.
Meeting Two will teach the kids the different types of losses we can face throughout our lives. Some losses are bigger than others, and other people may face smaller losses than we do, but a loss is a loss and our feelings towards it are valid and important. Children will also learn different coping strategies to deal with their loss. They will watch “Inside Out” to discuss the losses the main character faced and the unhealthy strategies she used to cope. Then, during their “Emotion Islands” discuss healthier strategies she could have used and how they can relate to her losses or feelings.