Transitions LifeCare – GriefCare for Children & Teens – Schools (info for counselors)

GriefCare for Children & Teens – Schools (info for counselors)


Grief Support in Schools

Transitions GriefCare counselors offer many of our grief services in
the public and private schools in Wake County. These programs aim to reach children and teens for whom transportation to our offices may be difficult to arrange or when coordinating work and school schedules for office visits may be a challenge. These school services occur during school hours and there is no cost for the school to participate in any of the services. All materials are supplied by Transitions GriefCare.  

Our school programs include the following: 

Support Groups 

These six-week programs help children and teens connect with and relate to others at their school who have experienced a loss. Groups meet once a week and are co-led by a Transitions GriefCare counselor and the school's counselor/social worker. Participants in the groups may have a variety of types of losses (e.g., loss of parent, grandparent, sibling). 

Aarvy Aardvark Finds Hope 

This 30-minute puppet show provides gentle education about grief feelings and reactions and about ways to cope with a range of loss circumstances (such as moving, divorce, death, etc.). The show is geared toward 3rd and 4th grade classrooms and includes a guided facilitation portion. 

Grief Psychoeducational Sessions 

These one-time visits to groups of preteens or teens provide grief education, explore common grief reactions, and teach ways to cope. 


If you would like to offer any of these services at your school or have any questions about them, please contact us at 919.719.7199!

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