Grief Support in Schools

children and teens grief support

Our aim to reach children and teens for whom transportation to our offices may be difficult to arrange or when coordinating work and school schedules for office visits may be a challenge. These school services occur during school hours and there is no cost for the school to participate in any of the services. All materials are supplied by Transitions GriefCare.

Our school programs include the following:

  • Support Groups
    • These six-week programs help children and teens connect with and relate to others at their school who have experienced a loss. Groups meet once a week and are co-led by a Transitions GriefCare counselor and the school’s counselor/social worker. Participants in the groups may have a variety of types of losses (e.g., loss of parent, grandparent, sibling).
  • Aarvy Aardvark Finds Hope
    • This puppet show provides gentle education about grief feelings and reactions and about ways to cope with a range of loss circumstances (such as moving, divorce, death, etc.). The show is developed specifically for 3rd grade classrooms and includes a guided facilitation portion.

Still have questions?

If you would like to offer any of these services at your school or have any questions about them, please contact us at 919.719.7199