Impact Debriefing Training

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What is Impact Debriefing?

Impact debriefing is a process when a person is supported to reflect on what has happened to them in a particular situation.  It is a container where a person can experience their own feelings and reactions, without judgement, in order to make sense of their response to a crisis or a challenging/disturbing event including on-going multiple-loss.

Training Goals:

The goal of this training is to introduce participants to materials and tools so they are able to support themselves and their teams to process the impact of on-going loss.

Training Objectives:

  • Explore the range of current grief/loss supports available
  • Review theoretical frameworks for understanding ongoing multiple loss impact/ resilience
  • Discuss multi-level supportive responses within workplace context –  in practice/gaps
  • Experience of one community-based closure tool:  Saying a Good Goodbye
  • Practical Steps for Moving Forward, making a plan

The two-day Impact Debriefing Training uses a mix of modalities and experiential learning including self-reflection, one on one, and group discussion.  This training is focused on workers of agencies that are experiencing multiple loss.  The training is ideal for 20-25 people, we are happy to discuss adapting the training for larger or smaller groups.

ABRPO provides facilitators (including travel and accommodation where applicable) and training materials.  The host agency is responsible for recruitment, registration, providing a meeting space and meals (light breakfast, snacks and lunch) during the training.

To find out if this training is right for your organization and to book training dates, please contact Thomas Egdorf at or Muhaari at

Please note, ABRPO is funded to provide training and support to AIDS Bureau funded agencies in Ontario.