Virtual group – August 20: Living with Grief Youth program
August topic: Telling your Story
The Living with Grief Youth Program is changing to a digital format beginning in August 2020. The virtual group will be held the third Thursday of each month. New participants are welcome.
The death of loved one is both heartbreaking and life-changing. The Children’s Minnesota Living with Grief Youth program is a safe space for children and teens who are grieving the death of a loved one—a sibling, parent, grandparent, friend, or any special person—to talk about their special person, and connect with others who have experienced a similar loss.
Each session focuses on a different grief topic. Children and teens will explore this topic through age-appropriate conversation, art, music, movement and creative interactions. Child life specialists and music therapists offer children and teens the opportunity to learn, explore and gain some understanding about a variety grief topics. Grief groups can be helpful to children and teens because it helps them see that they are not alone, that there are other kids just like them who are grieving.
Parents/guardians can register their child or teen to join the virtual group by contacting Bereavement Services at [email protected] or 612-813-7216. When a parent/guardian registers their child or teen for the grief group, a link will be sent with information to join the WebEx meeting.
Event date and times
August 20, 2020
School-age group (ages 5-12)
4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
When a parent/guardian registers their child for the grief group, a link will be sent with information to join the WebEx meeting.
Teen group (ages 13-18)
5:00 – 5:45 p.m.
When a parent/guardian registers their teen for the grief group, a link will be sent with information to join the WebEx meeting.
Parent/guardian/adult caregiver phone call
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
You do not need to register for this free phone call. Simply call the number below to join.
Call-in phone number: 612-215-9379
Access code: 101351
The parent/guardian/adult caregiver monthly phone call is an opportunity to ask questions about how to support the grieving youth in your life, as well as learn about resources that may be helpful to your family. Come prepared with a question about your grieving child or teen, or listen to the questions asked by other parents/guardians/adult caregivers.
The program is free of charge and open to all grieving children and teens in the greater community. Families do not have to be cared for at Children’s Minnesota to participate. Programming is for children and teens ages 5 to 18 years old.
Event Date and Time
August 20, 2020, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Virtual WebEx groups for youth and teens & phone call for parents/guardians/adult caregivers (see details above)