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Early on Monday morning, the week of the Symposium, Megan and I met with the hotel leadership staff at the Downtown Indianapolis Marriott. As we shared with them about the compassionate work of folks in our field, it was evident by their response that they got it – and that they were committed to helping us make this event a meaningful experience for everyone attending. I walked out of that...
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The Center for Grieving Children helps children grieving a death to heal and grow through their grief while strengthening families, communities and professionals’ understanding of how best to respond to their needs. We partner with schools and community organizations to bring grief support services to children where they live. Groups occur during school hours and meet for eight consecutive...
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11/15/16 [Update: The Dougy Center’s annual Fall Luncheon breaks record for grieving kids! Over 300 community members attended The Dougy Center’s Annual Fall Luncheon, Portraits of Courage, at Portland’s Sentinel Hotel on November 2nd. The luncheon was an overwhelming success, raising over...
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Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D was a psychiatriarst and the author of the groundbreaking On Death and Dying. She has earned a place in history as the best-loved and most-respected authority on the subject. Elisabeth spent most of her life working with the dying. She was born in Zurich Switzerland,...
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Grief Support for Children, Teens, and Their Families. In order to promote a sense of well-being and productivity in our participants. At The Healing Place, our focus is children aged 3-19 and their families who have experienced the death of a loved one including a sibling, a parent, grandparent,...
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Judi's House provides support to children and families grieving a death. Services are provided in Spanish and English, to youth ages 3 to 25, and their caregivers. All services are free of charge. Judi's House focuses on strengths to promote healing and prevent future problems. Since 2002, Judi’s House has supported more than 8,000 youth, ages 3-25, and their caregivers, toward our vision...
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Ele's Place is a healing center for grieving children and teens. Four branch locations support families throughout the Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Flint and Lansing areas and beyond. Each week, peer support group programs help hundreds of children, ages 3-18, learn how to cope and begin to heal after the death of a parent, sibling or other loved one. Before coming to Ele’s Place, many grieving...
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New Hope for Kids mission is to support children and families grieving the death of a loved one and to grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses in Central Florida. New Hope achieves its mission through two programs – The Center for Grieving Children and Wish for Kids – which provide assistance to children and their families during some of life’s most difficult challenges. New...
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Our groups provide an environment in which bereaved children can safely mourn, and where they are allowed to explore thoughts and feelings about their loss in a way that helps them be compassionate with themselves and others. A Center For Grieving Children offers mutual support and acceptance through listening and sharing. We respect each individual family's belief system. Our goals are to...
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“One in 20 children under the age of 18 will experience the death of a parent – over 100,000 in Michigan at any given time. It is devastating when children lose a parent, sibling or other loved one, and they need resources and support systems to give them hope and help them to heal. I care deeply about the children who are grieving in every Michigan community, and I am proud to serve as the...
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All contact with sites and registration for programs is made through the Coordinating Office in Meriden at (203) 634-0500. The Cove also provides Cove in Schools Programming through our "Good Grief" Program, Professional Development Training, Camp Erin and Community Outreach and referrals. See our Programs page for more information on Cove services. You can download our Brochure, Newsletter and...
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Year, Hope for Grieving Children Georgia provides a safe and supportive environment where children grieving a death can share their experience with each other. This program offers a unique opportunity for children to begin and continue their journey as they move through the healing process. It also extends supportive services to family, caregivers, schools and the community. Hope for Grieving...
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This holiday season, gather donations to help our kiddos at The WARM Place! Are you looking for a valuable community service project or team-building activity for your corporation, school, community organization, or church? We invite you to make a big difference in the lives of grieving children by hosting a donation drive. How to… Just…. Many of us struggle to find ways to help and support...
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The Grief Toolbox is an all-encompassing place for grief tools: a singular area where a person can find all the resources they need to help them with their grief. In grief there are concrete things, specific things that we can do to find hope along this journey. The Grief Toolbox is a place to put those resources... learn more. The Grief Toolbox is proud to announce the release of our single -...
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~ According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (aacap.org) children that do not have access to grief support programs and services are much more at-risk to develop emotional, psychological and even physical health issues. ~ According to the National Alliance for Grieving Children, 1 in 20 children will experience the death of a parent before they graduate from high...
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Comfort Zone Camp, the nation's largest bereavement camp, offers bereavement camps free of charge to children ages seven to 17 who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. To register, please create an account so you can save your application as you go. Your contact information will not be used for spam or shared outside of Comfort Zone. Existing volunteer and...
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Kate’s Club has developed therapeutic programming to help our children and teens establish healthy support systems and develop the necessary skills to cope effectively with their grief – a foundation that we believe is critical to supporting children who must cope with a tragic loss. We foster positive social and emotional development through four main […]. Atlanta’s grieving children attend...
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The Children’s Room was founded on the belief that every child, teen and family grieving a death deserves a safe, supportive and understanding environment. We seek to broaden our impact by expanding our support services and educational outreach and deepening our community collaborations. We aspire to be a leader in the field of grief support and a catalyst in transforming society’s...
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Rainbows for All Children is dedicated to being the premier source of support for all youth as they navigate grief and heal from loss, whether from death, divorce, deployment, or other trauma. Rainbows for All Children fosters awareness that youth require support to heal. We nurture a community of effective Rainbows-trained Facilitators, supported with a repository of resources designed to...
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As the premier free-standing, independent grief and loss center, we are dedicated to having the capabilities to support the growing needs of the community. In doing so, Olivia's House will become the primary resource for local and national grief and loss education. Olivia's House is an organization of caregiving professionals and volunteers committed to supporting grieving children. Its purpose...
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