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Good Grief Group for Children and Teenagers | Fall 2018

September 25, 2018

for children and teenagers

Fall 2018 Series
Tuesdays, September 25 – October 30
5:45 pm – 7:15 pm
Christ Church
527 Pomfret Street | Pomfret

The Good Grief Group is a family bereavement service that supports school age children and teens (ages 5-16) and their families who have had a loss through death.

Participants will learn healing ways to cope with their grief and emotions through age appropriate group activities such as creating memory boxes and collages. The goal of the Good Grief Group is to support participants to not feel alone in their grief and that it is ok to feel sad and cry.

Confidentiality is encouraged in the group so that participants feel safe to talk and share, if they choose. To best support the children and family members, it should be at least 3 months since the death occurred. A supportive adult MUST accompany each child/teenager.

The group is led by two facilitators, who have been trained in children’s bereavement and support groups, and will be assisted by at least 6 volunteers (depending on the size of the group). 

The meeting schedule will be as follows:
5:45 pm – 6:15 p.m. Supper (donated by local restaurants) while families arrive.
6:15 pm – 6:30 p.m. Opening ceremony for all family and staff.
6:30 pm – 7:00 p.m. Age appropriate group activity. Adults have own group session.
7:00 pm – 7:15 p.m. Sharing of activity and closing ceremony for all family and staff.

Registration is required before the first meeting. (Due to planning, preparation and volunteer scheduling, attendance will close after the second week of the session.)

For more information, or to register, contact
Suzon Warner, LPN/Bereavement Coordinator at (860) 928-0422 or 1 (800) 664-2442 ext. 213

If the death was violent or tragic in nature, we can help by providing a referral to a counselor so the child(ren) may get the support that is needed. This group format does not provide crisis counseling or individual counseling.


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