Children's Grief Support

Hospice of the Comforter’s Horizons Children’s Loss Program helps grieving children and young adults adjust to the loss of a loved one by providing free grief support and education.

Studies have shown that grieving youth are most effectively helped in a group setting because they learn that their peers have experienced similar losses and that their feelings are not ‘bad’ or ‘unusual.’

Through the compassionate support of the group process, youth gain the skills they need to heal from the loss of a loved one and learn that reaching out to others can be a source of healing and growth. Our master’s level children’s educators and counselors employ expressive arts techniques such as puppetry, drama, music, art, creative writing and play to help youth adapt to life following a loved one’s death.
 

Individual Grief Support Sessions

Ages: 5 to 18
Horizons Bereavement Center
480 W Central Pkwy., Altamonte Springs

We provide six free individual sessions for students in grades K-12. Students can meet after school with our Children’s Grief Educator to learn age-appropriate coping skills to help them on their journey through grief. For an appointment, call (407) 379-0497.
Children's Grief Support

School-Based Student Support Groups

A six-week educational group provided in the schools with specialized grief support developed for students. Each group is taught healthy, age-appropriate coping skills and ways to express their feelings through arts and crafts, activities and projects to memoralize their loved ones. Students have the opportunity to meet others students who have also experienced a loss, so they don't feel so isolated. Sessions are facilitated by a specially trained bereavement educator.

For more information, contact the guidance counselor at your child’s school.

Student Grief Support Group

Camp Healing Hearts

Ages: 7 to 17
Spring and Fall camps

A free one-day bereavement camp for students who have experienced  the death of a loved one and are grieving that loss. Students will focus on processing his or her personal loss in a creative manner using fun games, arts & crafts, and culminating with a service to celebrate the memories of their loved one. Camps are facilitated by licensed mental health counselors..

For information or to register for the next Camp Healing Hearts, contact Regina at (407) 379-0497.

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For more information on children's grief support,
please call (407) 379-0490 or email.


24/7 Patient Support: (407) 379-0311
480 W. Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714