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Grief Support for Children & Teens

Grief Support for Children & Teens

Our Braveheart Program is tailored to fit the very specific needs of children and teens, who process grief differently than adults.

Camp Braveheart

Braveheart 1Camp Braveheart is a day camp for children and teens who have experienced the death of a close friend or family member. This camp is FREE and available to any youth in the community who has experienced a significant death.

Facilitated by a team of licensed social workers, therapists and trained volunteers, Camp Braveheart is a structured, supportive environment which provides campers with:

  • Vocabulary to talk about death, loss and intense emotions
  • Healthy ways to cope with those intense emotions
  • Opportunities to talk about and remember their loved one
  • A safe place to talk about changes, fears and frustrations
  • A chance to interact with other children/teens with similar losses

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Camp Braveheart accomplishes these objectives through a combination of play, journaling, group discussion, art therapy, challenge games and one-on-one support.

At Camp Braveheart, we talk about sad things, but it is not a sad place. FUN is the underlying objective of everything we do!

Download the Camp Braveheart Brochure

Volunteer for Camp Braveheart

Make a difference in the life of a grieving child -- donate one week of your summer to volunteer at Camp Braveheart!

Volunteers may either work directly with campers as "Big Buddies" providing assistance with activities and one-on-one support, or in a more "behind-the-scenes" capacity helping with food preparation, set up/clean up and general site supervision.

Contact Camp Braveheart

Call 770-219-8888 or 888-572-3900, or email griefsupport.hospice@nghs.com for more information

Ready to Volunteer?

Are you ready to volunteer? Click below to view and print the volunteer application and criminal background check. Completed forms may be faxed (770-219-8887) or mailed to:

Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center
2150 Limestone Pkwy, Suite 222
Gainesville, GA 30501.

Camp Braveheart Video

School-based Grief Support Groups

Braveheart 3Braveheart counselors can guide a grief support group at your child’s school with a referral and help from a school counselor. Our counselors understand children’s natural resiliency and can help them navigate their feelings based on individual emotional and developmental needs.

Call 770-219-8888 or 1-888-572-3900, or email griefsupport.hospice@nghs.com for more information.

 

Braveheart Family Workshop

Join us for a workshop about healthy grieving for the whole family and learn to move forward while keeping your loved one’s memory alive.

  • Grades K-12 plus parents/guardians
  • Using art and other activities
  • Guided by our counselors and a licensed art therapist
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