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Grief Support for Youth

Grief Support for Youth

Call for more information: 770-219-8888

The death of a parent, sibling, or someone close can be devastating for children and teens of all ages. Children experience a range of intense emotions including sadness, anger, fear, and guilt. They often feel isolated and unable to talk about the death with peers who have not had a similar experience. They also may be reluctant to share their grief with surviving family members for fear of upsetting them. Too often, children end up grieving alone.

At Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, we understand that when a person dies, the journey for their loved ones is just beginning. Our licensed social workers and volunteers provide Northeast Georgia's most comprehensive grief support services for individuals and families. We offer FREE grief support services for children and teens.

Services Offered

Camp Braveheart

Camp Braveheart LogoCamp Braveheart is a day camp, provided at no cost, for children and youth who have experienced the death of a close friend or family member. Founded in 1995 by the Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, the Braveheart Program has provided grief support to over 1000 children via the camp experience and school-based support groups.Thanks to the generosity of donors, Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center is able to offer Camp Braveheart. The program is carefully designed to help children and youth learn to cope with the complicated emotions that arise from the death of a loved one.

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School Based Grief Support Groups

Braveheart counselors can lead 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. Group will meet during regular school hours, once per week for six weeks.

Support group objectives include:

  • Students will share their stories in a safe, supportive environment
  • Students will learn positive coping skills to help them deal with difficult emotions
  • Students will identify to whom they can turn to for support
  • Students will connect with other students who have experienced similar losses and learn that they are not alone

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

 

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