Children’s Programs

Calvert Hospice understands that youth and teens need support after the death of a loved one. We offer children’s programs that allow them to participate in discussion groups and creative activities while they learn coping skills.

Individual child and teen grief counseling is available upon request. Contact Brittanny Petrzala at bpetrzala@calverthospice.org or (410) 535-0892 for more information.

Bridges

An 8 session grief support program for children ages 6 to 12, teens ages 13 to 17, and adult family members who are grieving the death of a loved one. Children and teens are divided into age-appropriate peer groups where we use creative activities and discussion to assist with coping and healing. Adult family members learn the similarities and differences between child and adult grief and gain the knowledge and skills to help support their children in grief.

Location:

Trinity United Methodist Church
90 Church Street
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Meetings: Wednesdays, September 27 through November 22, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $25 per participant ($50 maximum per family)
Pre-registration: Required (Deadline: September 25, 2017) Download the application here: Bridges-application-Fall 2017

Enjoy our SlideShare about the program!

Camp Phoenix

A three day camp for grieving children and teens ages 7 to 15. This program offers every child the opportunity to express his or her feelings of grief and loss in a supportive and understanding environment. In addition to traditional camp activities, including swimming, crafts, and sports, children participate in group discussions and creative activities led by professional counselors and trained volunteers.

Location:

Kings Landing Park
3255 Kings Landing Road
Huntingtown, MD 20639

Dates: 2018 dates TBD
Cost: $50 per child
Pre-registration: Required (Deadline: TBD) 2018 application will be available in Spring of 2018.

CONNECT: A Grief Support Group for Teens

An 8-week support group for teens ages 13 – 17. The goal of the program is to build connections between teens who are experiencing grief. They will learn coping skills, learn how to support themselves and others through the grieving process, learn to develop a support system of other teens who share their experience, and enjoy some fun activities that will help process feelings in a positive way.

Location:

TBD

Dates: TBD
Cost: TBD
Pre-registration: Required (Deadline: TBA) More information will be available soon!

To register for Bridges, Camp Phoenix, or CONNECT or request more information, contact Brittanny Petrzala.

*CANCELLATIONS* OUR BEREAVEMENT PROGRAMS FOLLOW THE CALVERT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS WEATHER CLOSINGS SCHEDULE

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