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.