Child  and  Teen  Programs

Program for Grieving Children & Teens

The Program for Grieving Children and Teens teaches children, teens, and their supportive adult(s), who have experienced a death of a loved one, the skills needed to address and process loss and grief, while also teaching positive coping mechanisms—driving personal growth and success.

The Program is a 10-week support group, facilitated by Bereavement staff and volunteers. This support group breaks out into mini-groups by age to ensure activities and conversation are age-appropriate, supportive adults accompany the child. Each session provides a hands-on activity, with staff and volunteers guiding participants through conversation that allows them a safe space to share their grief, learn new positive ways to process their grief, while also reflecting on the cherished memories of their loved ones.

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Camp Dragonfly

This one-day retreat is designed to bring together grieving children and teens ages 6 to 17, as well as the key support people in their lives, who have experienced the loss of a loved one or are living with a loved one with a terminal illness.

The goal of the daylong camp is to offer support to all who have experienced a loss, to educate those attending about the grieving process, and to help families feel comfortable having sometimes difficult conversations about death and loss. The retreat is led by specially trained counselors and volunteers within a supportive environment in order to help meet the unique needs of grieving children, teens, and adults.

The camp is open to hospice families, as well as families in the community who have experienced the loss of a loved one or are anticipating a loss. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult.

Program will be offered again on June 2024.  Call Amy Dulac, Bereavement Coordinator at (207) 795-9468 if you have any questions.

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