My Good Mourning Place is based on the successful Dougy Center model, which is used in over 130 children's bereavement cneters in the United States and throughout the world.This model's success is due to the combining efforts from volunteers and professionals to provide group interventions for bereaved children, teens and their adult caregivers.
Our program engages children and teens in activities that are structured around play, music books, drama and art. These activities help children and teens express and process feelings related to the death they have experienced.
Sessions with trained group facilitators give children, teens & adults the opportunity to express feelings & share concerns they may be unable to discuss any place else.
Children & teens come to bi-weekly sessions on Tuesday evenings for 1-1.5 hours depending upon their age. A parent, guardian or adult family member must accompany the child or teen throughout each session. Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, the group goes swimming at a local indoor pool.