“I feel like when I’m around other people who have had the same feelings I have, it helps me get those weights off my shoulders – you’re not alone. It’s been a great experience.” – Past Participant
Our children’s programs are for participants ages 5-12, with groups meeting biweekly for 1 1/2 hours. The group begins with an opening circle and an activity. Activities are designed to help explore and openly discuss emotions and challenges the children may be feeling in their grief process. Activities also provide the necessary tools to help children cope with intense emotions.
Children tend to be energetic in their grief. The Centre has a specially designed program floor that provides areas or rooms that the children can safely diffuse some of their physical energy, express themselves creatively, or work through some of their emotions and questions in areas such as the volcano room or medical play station.
What About Me?
For children living with an immediate family member who has a terminal illness
For children who have had a primary caregiver die due to illness or accident
For children who are grieving the death of a sibling
Child Survivors of Suicide
For children who have had a parent or sibling die by suicide
For children who have had a primary caregiver die due to accidental overdose