Overview

Though experiencing a death can be a life-changing event for anyone, adolescence is a crucial period of development. Our Teen Program is designed to meet the unique psychosocial needs of adolescents in 8th to 12th grades who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling. The program incorporates a variety of free social outings and expressive arts-based workshops in order to meet a wide range of teens’ interests, skills, comfort levels, and communication styles.

TCR Teen Program events are continuing virtually!

  • Connect with other teens from TCR!
  • Take a break and enjoy a fun, new activity!
  • All from the convenience of your own home!
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The Children’s Room also offers teen-focused grief peer support groups, currently available virtually!  Please see our Peer Support Groups for more information.

Whether you’re new to TCR, checking out Teen Program / Virtual Teen Group for the first time, OR have been a part of our programs in the past, please connect with us.

Please take a look below at some of the exciting Teen Program events that we have done in the past!  A variety of additional, fun, virtual events is planned for the year! If you have any questions or might be interested to register in the near future, please contact us at [email protected] or call 781-641-4741. We’ll be happy to answer your initial questions about the program, gather some basic information about your family’s situation and teen’s needs, and schedule a time to get to know your teen through a virtual meeting.

Check out some of our past events.

Wacky Challenge

Play a virtual scavenger hunt with random & entertaining of challenges! Meet & reconnect with other teens!

Seascapes Workshop

An artist-led, virtual workshop using natural sea materials to create your own glass-backed seascape!  Just in time for summer!

Embellished Notebooks

A virtual workshop to create a hand-stitched unique notebook! Led by two experienced studio artists.  Join other teens.

Baking & Pastry Workshop

Teens created and explored new recipes and sweet flavors while spending time with other teens connected to TCR!

The Escape Game

Teens worked together to discover clues and decide how to navigate each puzzle, finding the gold stash during this remote adventure.

Virtual Printmaking

Using a range of quick, simple, and fun gelli printing techniques, teens created multiple, unique, one-of-a-kind cards to send or keep!

Virtual Culinary

TCR teens explored food, learned cooking techniques, created a delicious meal, and connected during this caloric-rich event.

Virtual Game Night

TCR teens gathered virtually to connect and play new games.  A great opportunity to share some laughs with peers.

Boda Borg Boston

TCR teens banded together in small teams to tackle a variety of challenges in a real-world gaming environment!

Boston Bruins

In this special TCR event, teens cheered on the Boston Bruins vs the Colorado Avalanche ice hockey team!

Diablo Glass

Teens enjoyed lunch together, then traveled into Boston to visit one of the area’s most well-respected glass studios!

Brooklyn Boulders

Trained staff from Brooklyn Boulders facilitated belay, bouldering, and auto-belay activities for TCR teens.

ArtLounge Workshop

Teens visited ArtLounge and were welcomed with a variety of options to create their own signs using distressed wood.

Metals Workshop

Local artisan Karenna Maraj shared demonstrations of a variety of interesting and easily mastered techniques.

Milk Street Culinary

Teens collaborated in small teams to prepare and cook dishes, and then enjoyed a family-style meal together in this culinary day.

BU Hockey

Teens cheered on BU’s men’s hockey team vs. Providence College and enjoyed the chance to go out onto the ice rink.

 

How can we help?

The Children’s Room is here when you are ready to learn more about our free-to-all grief support services for children and their families.