Touchstone Grief and Loss Group: A Program for Grieving Children & Adolescents
The Touchstone program is operated by the Children’s Home Society of Idaho’s Warm Springs
Counseling Center. Touchstone Grief and Loss Group was established to support the special needs
of grieving children and adolescents ages 5- 18. Meetings begin with a potluck meal followed by
participants being separated into peer groups for discussion and activities focused on grief and
coping skills. The next group starts on September 11, 2023, and runs for eight weeks, every
other week, on Mondays from 6:30 - 8:30 PM MST at their downtown Boise Center.
Empowers children and teens to:
- Identify their feelings.
- Recognize underlying emotions that trigger problem behavior.
- Develop coping skills by understanding death & grief.
- Share feelings & improve family communication.
- Interact with peers who have also experienced a death in the family.
- Sessions facilitated by clinicians & professionals trained in the grief process.
- A supportive peer environment.
- Children's activities during sessions; group discussions, crafts & games designed to explore grief.
- Parental/guardian group sessions focusing on coping skills & supporting children through the grieving process.
Meetings begin with a potluck meal followed by participants being separated into peer groups for
discussion and activities focused on grief and coping skills. Attendees do not need to be a WSCC client.
Groups are covered by most insurances, including Medicaid. A sliding scale program is available.
To register or learn more, call 208-343-7797 or visit https://www.childrenshomesociety.com/peer-groups
3 Tips for Talking to Children, Adolescents, and Teens about Traumatic Grief
When it comes to talking with adolescents and teens about the loss of a loved one,
many adults are unsure what and how much to say. This webinar explores how to
communicate with adolescents and teens about death and loss in an age appropriate manner.
It also covers normal grief responses among adolescent and teens and
identify red flags that may indicate maladaptive grief.
Watch the FREE replay at: https://tinyurl.com/3tipstraumaticgrief
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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Updated 11 September 2023
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