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Story Portrait Workshop: Using art for healing in grief

January 27, 2019, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Minneapolis

Join other families in a special Sunday afternoon grief workshop. The afternoon will be facilitated by community artist/author Laurie Phillips, assisted by Children’s staff. During the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to select images from art bins and combine them with their own words to express their grief journey — thus creating their personal Story Portrait. There is no right or wrong way to participate in this activity. Artist Laurie Phillips will gently guide the workshop using question prompts. She describes creating a story portrait as similar to creating a collage. This process has been used in the past to help individuals affected by trauma and grief find healing. It has helped families feel safe in sharing their individual stories of grief with each other and with their support network. And, it has helped to make difficult subject matter — like death and grief — more approachable, creating space for understanding and meaningful conversation.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss support group

January 14, 2019, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., St. Paul

The Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group helps parents whose baby has died through ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death (shortly following birth or during an NICU stay). The group is made up of parents, and is led by staff members from both Allina Health and Children’s Minnesota. It is not therapy; instead it’s a group of parents who find comfort and courage in talking with others who also walk this difficult path.

Living with Grief: Parent, Youth and Grandparent programs

January 10, 2019, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., St. Paul

Join us for a Living with Grief support group session with a focus on Common Grief Reactions. This support program meets on most 2nd Thursdays of each month from 6 - 7:30 p.m. and is free of charge and open to all who have experieinced the death of a loved one. There are separate programs available for the following, that are held concurrently, helping to meet the needs of the entire family.

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Bereaved Parent Support Group – December 13

December 13, 2018, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Minneapolis

A support group for bereaved parents & guardians

Bereaved Parent Support Group – November 8

November 8, 2018, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., St. Paul

A support group for bereaved parents & guardians

Bereaved Parent Support Group – October 11

October 11, 2018, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Minneapolis

A support group for bereaved parents & guardians

Bereaved Parent Support Group – September 13

September 13, 2018, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., St. Paul

A support group for bereaved parents & guardians

Bereaved Parent Support Group – August 9

August 9, 2018, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Minneapolis

A support group for bereaved parents & guardians

Living with Grief – Grief several years down the road

December 13, 2018, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Minneapolis

Join a panel of bereaved parents who are a number of years down the road in their grief. They will share thoughts on coping, wisdom from challenges met, and ideas for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and daily life.