Our
Resources

At CGC, we want to give our community the opportunity to explore and study the process of grief using outside resources and tools. We use our Resource page to provide relevant books, links, activities, and more that we feel are helpful in learning about and processing grief.

Articles

Articles and readings that offer support, guidance and information.

For children:

Body Tracing

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For teens and adults:

Journaling

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For the whole family:

Family Collage

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Activities

When children are grieving the death of someone close to them or trying to come to terms with the serious illness of a family member, they experience many emotions. Young children use their imagination and other nonverbal resources to understand their loss. As they get older, they can more easily put into words what they are going through. Sometimes it is hard to share these thoughts and feelings with others. Here are some ideas for helping children and teens express their feelings in a healthy and safe way. These activities can also help bring parents and children together, at a time when the support of the family is of unparalleled importance.

Training &
Consultation

The Center for Grieving Children is a leader in the field of children’s grief support and the use of the Volunteer Peer Support Model, including peer support with an intercultural population and families facing serious illness. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff provides training and consultation to other children’s grief support programs, summer camps, hospice workers, schools, health care providers, churches and other youth serving organizations.

We will travel to your site, locally or nationally, and deliver a professional, engaging and informative training that is customized to meet your goals and objectives. Common topics include:

  • Understanding and supporting grieving children and teens
  • Helping families facing serious illness
  • Reflective Listening
  • Peer support model
  • The impact of grief on the workplace
  • Group facilitation skills
  • The purposeful use of activities with groups
  • Complete volunteer training in the peer support model

If you’d like to sign up your organization for a training or consultation, please fill out our contact form.