Children's Bereavement Support Groups

Please click on the links below to learn more about these programs or to pre-register.
Due to COVID-19, the following organizations are all offering their grief support programs VIRTUALLY. 

 

Care Dimensions

Bi-monthly groups throughout the school year. Families can register in the early-Fall and mid-Winter. Led by experienced child life, expressive arts, and bereavement professionals, these groups provide children ages 4 – 18 with support, a sense of community, and an opportunity to express themselves.

The Children’s Room

Groups meet during the school year on weeknight evenings (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday) and Sunday afternoons.  Groups meet every other week for an hour and a half.  Groups are not drop-in. Through these groups, children, teens, and their families have the opportunity to find connection and community after the death of an immediate family member.


HeartPlay

Peer-support groups for children, teens, and young adults in Wayland and Newton. All groups require registration and are offered on an on-going basis. Participants are encouraged but not required to attend regularly and some groups have a co-occurring caregiver support group. All groups are facilitated by experienced mental health counselors and utilize the expressive arts to engage participants in activities to remember and honor their person as well as to develop emotional awareness and coping skills.
The next Camp HEARTplay program will be November 11, 10am-2pm, via zoom,  at no cost to all families. This program will include fun activities, opportunities to connect with peers, and a remembrance ceremony. Optional co-occurring caregiver support groups will also be offered.  

Jeff’s Place

Mondays/Thursdays - For children/ teens who have had a caregiver pass
Thursday Afternoons – For young children who have had a caregiver pass
Tuesdays – For children who have had a sibling loss
Jeff’s Place helps children, teens, and families experience a healthy grieving process in a supportive environment.