Children and Teen Groups begin in October

The Healing Center announces the continuation of grief support groups for children and teens for the 2010-2011 school year, beginning October 2010 and continuing through June 2011.

The first Wednesday of every month is reserved for Littles, our group for both preschoolers and their parent(s).  This 90-minute group begins on Wednesday, October 6 at 4:00 PM.

The second Wednesday of every month is reserved for The Healing Club, our support group for children in Grades 1-5.   This group resumes on Wednesday, October 13 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.

The third Wednesday of every month is reserved for Gigi’s, our group for children in Grades 6-8.  This group resumes on Wednesday, October 20 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.

The fourth Wednesday of every month is reserved for our SOS Group, which is specifically for children of any age whose loved one died by suicide.  This group resumes on Wednesday, October 27 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.

Every other Monday is reserved for Teen Group, our support group for teens in Grades 9-12 and this group resumes Monday, October 4 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

A donation of $20.00 is suggested for all of our groups, with dinner included for The Healing Club, Gigi’s and Teen Group.  Also, please note that concurrent parent groups meet during group times for The Healing Club, Gigi’s and SOS.

A member of The Healing Center’s clinical staff meets with prospective group members before a child joins group to ensure that each family is provided complete information and to enable our clinical staff to assess what further support might be provided.

Please refer to our calendar website (www.healingcenterseattle.org) for further information.  For specific inquiries, please contact Tom Freeman, our Director of Children’s Programs, at tomf@healingcenterseattle.org.