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.
School-Based Student Support Groups
For more information, contact the guidance counselor at your child’s school.
Camp Healing Hearts
Ages: 7 to 17
For information or to register for the next Camp Healing Hearts, contact Regina at (407) 379-0497.
For more information on children's grief support,
please call (407) 379-0490 or email.