Creeks Coming 2023!
A grief support program for children and teens that recognizes that death and loss can be an ungrounding and life altering experience. This program was created to help steady and support young individuals who have experienced a death loss, and integrate grief emotions that may be moving and shifting in the mind, body, and spirit.
About the Program
When someone important in our life dies, our life changes. Grief is a normal and natural response to that loss and the changes that come with it. We know that grief doesn't ever go away and is not something to "move past", but rather something to "move with" as it is constantly changing and shifting throughout our lives.
Dance/ Movement Therapy, yoga, and other creative arts are used to dip into and access the nonverbal embodied parts of grief that may be under the surface and needing to be expressed/ processed.
With the intention of connecting with others who are grieving and creating continuing bonds with our person/people who died, children and teens will be able to recognize grief feelings and responses, identify healthy coping skills, and holistically integrate their grief experience into the rest of their lives.
*Creeks is based on The Dougy Center Model, an internationally recognized peer grief support program for children, teens, young adults, and their families.
The Creeks program serves children and teens ages 6-17 and is broken up into age groups according to developmental understanding of grief in order to best support each child.
Groups begin in October and go through June following the school calendar.
Each age group occurs twice a month for 1-hour on the 1st and 3rd weeks of the month.
The first Creeks Program will be held virtually and begin in the fall of 2023!
Check back soon for updates on how to sign up for next school year.