Coping After Suicide's Virtual Summer Grief Camp
Coping After Suicide's Virtual Summer Grief "Camp" is for kids ages 6-12 who've lost a parent, sibling, or other loved one to suicide. It's not a therapy group - it's a professionally facilitated, activity-based peer support group that meets on Zoom. “Camp” will be facilitated by Joan Hoff, former longtime program director for the Dougy National Center for Grieving Children and Families, who’s been facilitating grief support groups for kids for 30 years.
Joan will lead the kids in activities and discussions to help them:
- explore their thoughts and feelings around the suicide of their person
- learn ways to manage their grief reactions
- connect with other kids who are going through a similar experience
Kids can participate independently (they just ask that a trusted adult be nearby in case of technical or
emotional challenges). There are two sessions, and each session consists of four 60-minute Zoom meetings.
The two sessions will cover different topics, so kids can register for either or both:
June Session: Your Grief Journey: June 27, 28, 29, and 30 from 2-3 pm Eastern
July Session: Your Emotional Ride: July 25, 26, 27, and 28 from 2-3 pm Eastern
The registration fee is $150 per child/per session. (Not an affiliate)
Spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
To learn more and to register visit: https://www.copingaftersuicide.com/virtual-grief-camp
Where Will the Road Lead?: Walking With Teens on Their Unique Grief Journeys - FREE Webinar
February 2, 2022 at 2:00 PM EST
Where do teenagers fall in the world of grieving individuals? Do they experience grief more
like children or adults? Or perhaps they have their own unique grief experiences and needs.
Join Highmark Caring Place for the webinar "Where Will the Road Lead?: Walking With Teens on
Their Unique Grief Journeys," on February 2, 2022 at 2:00 PM EST, where they will explore this significant stage of life that presents a host of both challenges and opportunities when
interrupted by grief. Learn how teenagers experience grief in unique and sometimes unexpected
ways. Equip yourself with information and tools to act as a companion to teens on their
grief journey, wherever the road may lead.
Register to attend at: http://bit.ly/GriefTalkTeen
Journey to Hope: Virtual Young Adult Grief Support Group (NO COST)
Via Zoom from 6:00 - 7:30 PM, Mondays, June 7 - August 2, 2021
If you or someone you know is a young adult (ages 18-30) who is looking
for tools to help journey through the grief process, please check out the
2021 Virtual Young Adult Grief Support Group, Journey to Hope, from
Highmark Caring Place. This virtual/social setting is designed to be an
educational support group focused on empowering young adults to
learn how to navigate their “new reality."
For additional information or to RSVP,
or call 866-212-4673 or 814-871-6868.
Sibling Support Group Hosted By Eric's House
Teens 13-18 years old who have lost a sibling are invited to join EricsHouse.org
along with facilitator Vanessa Baker, of vanessabakermindset.com,
for weekly support conversations on Mondays, from 7-8pm MST
via Zoom between March 1 - 29, 2021.
Vanessa is the author of "Mean to Real Clean", has been featured in the
media, and is a leading coach for growth.com. She is passionate about
working with teenagers, and she is also a suicide survivor.
There is not cost to join. Register at: https://tinyurl.com/supportsibs
Walking Through Uncharted Territory: The Challenges of Grieving Young Adults
Join Highmark Caring Place on February 3, 2021 at 2:00 PM EST for,
"Walking Through Uncharted Territory: The Challenges of Grieving Young Adults,"
which is a part of the FREE Grief Talks Webinar Series.
The transition from adolescence to young adulthood is inherently a time of change
and uncertainty, and this can be amplified when the death of a loved one occurs during
this significant passage. This webinar will describe the issues unique to grieving young
adults and explore ways of supporting young adults during times of grief, including
the importance of connecting them with supportive peers.
You can register directly at https://bit.ly/grieftalkyoungadult
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
Grief Out Loud Podcast - Episode 152: Teenage Grief Sucks
When Natalie's dad died suddenly at the start of her freshman year of high school, she searched, but couldn't find what she most needed: a resource written for and by other grieving teens. She decided to create one launching the website Teenage Grief Sucks in March 2020 which serves as a platform for articles ranging from what it's like to go to driving school when you're grieving to tips for how teens can support their grieving friends.
In episode #152 of The Dougy Center's podcast, "Grief Out Loud," host Jana DeCristofaro talks
with Natalie about the teenage grief experience. Listen to episode #152 at
Check out Natalie's website at https://www.teenagegriefsucks.com/
What This Kid Wants Adults to Know About Grief
Author, children’s grief advocate, and fourth-grader Bryce Fields gives voice to grieving children with his
new book, “What This Kid Wants Adults to Know About Grief,” a guidebook for adults who are caring for
“little hurting hearts.” The book contains candid insights and an array of talking points to open up a
dialogue between adults and kids so that the care and healing process can be more collaborative.
Get the book at http://thiskidsgrief.com/
(Not an affiliate, I'm just a fan.)
FREE PDF downloads on the following topics are also available, including a
Grief Inventory Sheet, Info Sheet on How Schools Can Provide Grieving Children a Safe Haven &
The Top 5 Tips This Kid Has For Adults About Grief
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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Updated 05 October 2022
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