The annual Child Bereavement Estimation Model, (CBEM), conducted by Denver-based research organization, Judi’s House and the New York Life Foundation, estimates that 1 in 14 children in Massachusetts* will experience the death of a parent or a sibling by the age of 18. This means there is potentially one grieving child in every classroom and two on every school bus. Children grieve differently than adults and caring support services are essential to their wellbeing.
The Children’s Room partners with schools to provide accessible, on-site grief support groups/programs to children and teens in their familiar environments. Our clinical/program staff is available to work with schools or community agencies to develop and facilitate grief support groups for children and teens ages 6 to 18.
The groups are co-facilitated by a clinician from The Children’s Room and one of the mental health professionals from the school/community agency.
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