Peer Support Groups
Peer Support Group Placement
Peer grief support groups are held for children 5-18 and their parents or guardians and young adults 18-25. Group sessions allow families to interact with peers who have suffered similar loss and to express their fears, anger, guilt and sadness in a safe and loving environment. Utilization of art, music, therapeutic pets and other tools help promote the healing process. While each family determines the length of participation, the average period is one year.
Groups are held at 6:30 p.m. on alternate Thursdays at 11625 Pellicano, Ste. B. Children and their families are required to schedule an interview/assessment before attending. Issues that are discussed include: anger, loneliness, changes in the family, self esteem, sharing memories and many more. For parents, issues that are shared include: the challenges of parenting through grief, changes in the family, loneliness, anger, moving on and much needed support for each other.
Who Is Eligible For Services?
Children, teens and their families who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, grandparent, or other loved one through accident, illness, homicide or suicide. Clients receive an initial interview and assessment to determine group placement and referral needs.
Our support groups are bi-lingual & culturally sensitive.
Services Provided By:
- Master's Level Certified Grief Therapist
- Master's level Counselors and Social Workers
- Volunteers sensitively trained to the needs of grieving children and families
- There is a $50 charge for the initial interview, assessment and referral service.
- Support groups are $40 for one parent and one child. Each additional person is $5.
Where We Meet?
We reside at 11625 Pellicano, Ste. B on the eastside of El Paso. (Location Map)
We are close to the corner of George Dieter and Pellicano.