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Empathetically working with families bereaved by road crashes

This one-day training course is essential for any organisation working with families bereaved by road crashes.

The training covers:

  • Loss, shock, trauma and grief - exploring the impact of losing someone violently and suddenly in a road crash.
  • Practical and procedural concerns that people bereaved by a road death may be dealing with.
  • Achieving the balance of an empathetic, professional relationship - techniques on working with families with empathy and understanding and tips enabling professionals to look after their own needs.
  • Hot spots in civil claims - a brief review of aspects of civil law and legal terminology that may be upsetting or have a negative impact on bereaved families.
  • Putting training into practice.

The training is delivered by Rosie Murray, an expert trainer with extensive experience in training professionals to respond to disasters. Rosie has worked on behalf of Brake for many years to provide training to police family liaison officers and other professionals on liaising with bereaved and injured road crash victims in an appropriate and supportive way.

Onsite one-day training costs £1,000 (+VAT) for a group of up to 20.

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"The training was delivered to a group of solicitors in the team dealing with road crashes involving fatalities. It was a broad group from trainees to partners. I think it is fair to say that we all took a great deal from the training. Having strategies to deal with the wide range of emotions experienced by families following the death of a loved one is paramount given that our role is one where we are trying to help and not make a situation more difficult to cope with. The training also explained why it was normal to suffer an emotional reaction to difficult meetings with bereaved families. Having guidance as to how to deal with your own emotional reaction to such meetings was also really very helpful. I would recommend the training to anyone who deals with situations like this in the course of their practice." Jane Horton, Irwin Mitchell Leeds