The Healing Place is committed to offering support to grieving children and families in an atmosphere of trust and acceptance.
Grief and Children
The death of a significant person in a child’s life is one of the most traumatic events that can occur in childhood. Without the right conditions for healing, children and teens carry these emotional wounds into the rest of their lives. We know that children who have had a loved one die are at risk. They are more likely than other children to experience 7 severe symptoms:
The Healing Place Can Heal These Broken Hearts
The Healing Place Grief support groups provide a safe haven for children to explore their overwhelming and often confusing feelings with others that understand because they are going through a grief process also. Becoming a member of an age appropriate grief support group allows children and teens a safe place to share with others and create friendships, which will lead to an increase in healthy behaviors instead of the harmful physical, emotional, and social effects that accompany untreated grief.
Our Work At The Healing Place
A Story of a Healing Heart
“The Healing Place is a place where I just felt at home. For the first time since my dad died, I felt like the other people understood. I left the group meetings feeling empowered and like I belonged instead of sad or depressed. After moving out of town to attend college, I still return home from time to time to attend group because there are days when I still need to belong.”