Who? Any Montgomery County elementary, middle school, or high school student who has experienced the death of a significant person in his/her life either recently, or years ago. Students may participate in a Good Grief Club more than once.
What? Support group co-facilitated by a trained Hospice Caring, Inc. volunteer and a school counselor or partner organization representative.
When? The school or partner organization determines the day and time the group meets. Sessions run for 7 weeks.
Where? Sessions are conducted in schools and other community facilities throughout Montgomery County.
Why? Students will (based on age and developmental stage):
How?The Good Grief Club is possible through a partnership between Hospice Caring, Inc. and Montgomery County schools and
community- based organizations. Hospice Caring, Inc. provides the curriculum, a trained volunteer facilitator, materials, and all handouts and forms. The school or community-based organization staff identifies at least four students who could benefit from the program and secures parental permission for them to participate. They also schedule the meeting times during the school day or after school and are present as a co-facilitator for all sessions.
To learn more or schedule a Good Grief Club at your school or community- based organization, please contact Gilly Cannon, Director of Children's Bereavement Services, at 301-990-8904 or email@example.com.
A Good Grief Club is a 7- week school or community-based support group for students who are grieving.
Hospice Caring, Inc., in partnership with the City of Rockville, EveryMind., Family Services, Inc., and the YMCA Youth and Family Services, is broadening the Good Grief Club program to provide support to children and families in many of the languages spoken in Montgomery County. This expansion is generously funded by the New York Life Foundation.
Contact Gilly at 301-990-8904 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register
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