Children and teens often look to one another for support, but those who experience the death of a loved one can feel lonely, afraid, and "different" from their non-grieving peers. Involving a child (ages 4+) or a teen with one of the Transitions GriefCare programs allows them to connect with others of a similar age who have also experienced a loss through death. This helps them understand they are not alone and learn strategies to cope with their grief. Counseling is available on an individual and group basis. For more information on group workshops and events, refer to our Support Groups and Workshops page, and for more information on individual counseling, please contact our GriefCare team at 919.719.7199.
Along with support groups and workshops for children and teens, we offer two unique services for them:
Camp Reflections is a weekend day camp for children and teens (ages 5-14) who have experienced the death of a loved one. The camp includes activities such as music, arts and crafts, and games. Grief-related activities are conducted in small and large group settings and are led by trained facilitators. Learn more here.
Transitions GriefCare offers many of our grief services in the public and private schools of Wake County. Following the death of a loved one, coordinating school and work schedules for office visits can be challenging and transportation may be difficult to arrange, so these programs are designed to make it easy for kids to get the support they need in their own familiar school environment. We work with school guidance counselors to determine what services may be available at a school; please reach out to your school's guidance counselor if you see a need for our services at your school. Learn more here.
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