Child/Youth Grief Support Groups

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Child/Youth/Parent Art Therapy Program-8 weeks:
(our spring 2019 program has now ended. Please check back in fall 2019 for our next program)

Dates:              Sunday, April 7 – June 9, 2019 (no program Easter or Victoria Day weekends)
Time:               5:00-7:00 pm (pizza dinner included)

“My 2 sons were holding in a lot of grief and sadness; this has helped them both tremendously to start getting through their own grieving process”
~BFO Art Therapy group participant

A peer program designed for children, teens and their parent or guardian, to help in grieving the death of a family member or friend.  The objective of this program is to help children and teens learn about grief through the sharing of their feelings, thoughts and experiences with other peers. In a separate group, the adults have an opportunity to share and learn from their own peers about the family experience.

Participants express and explore their feelings through various art forms and relaxation techniques.

**An over the phone interview/intake is required to register.  We ask parent/guardian participants to experience our adult ‘ongoing’ programs before registering their family for this group.

For more information or to pre-register, click here

For Inquiries:  contact us at 613-567-4278 or  office@bfo-ottawa.org  

 

MONTHLY ON-GOING Support Program for Youth:
A peer-to-peer Youth Group to explore the difficult aspects of change after the death of someone special – aimed at high school aged youth.

When:     First Tuesday of every month,
(2019 Aug 6 after the Civic Holiday long weekend, Sep 3, Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3)

Time:      7:00-9:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30. Arrive early to sign-in)

Where:  2400 Alta Vista Drive, St Timothy’s Presbyterian Church, Lower hall
click here for map

Cost:      Suggested donation of $10.00 is appreciated to help with costs
                 (Everyone is welcome, regardless of ability to donate)

This Youth Group runs concurrently with our existing monthly Support and Share Night support groups for adults. Adult Support Groups:  Loss of a spouse, perinatal, child/adult child, parent/grandparent, sibling, friend, by suicide, and by MAiD.

Parents and their youth can participate in their respective groups at the same time.

For information on our Monthly Support and Share Night,  click here

For Inquiries:  contact us at 613-567-4278 or  office@bfo-ottawa.org


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