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 (410) 535-0892 for more information.
Journeys is an 8 week support group focused on helping families heal after the loss of a loved one. The program is for children and teens, ages 6 to 17, and their adult family members. The program includes creative activities that help children learn to process their grief, opportunities for children and adults to connect with others who understand, age-specific groups that encourage sharing, and a positive, safe environment where you can share your grief journey. The adult group assists you with your own grief process while also providing education on how to help your children as they grieve.
Trinity United Methodist Church
90 Church Street
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Meetings: TBD (Please contact Jess Foster if you would like information about upcoming sessions of this program)
Cost: $50 per child ($75 maximum per family) Scholarships are available
Pre-registration: Required. Download the application here: Journeys Application
*Please note our changes for 2020* In 2020, we are offering a modified 2-day 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 crafts and sports, children participate in group discussions and creative activities led by professional counselors and trained volunteers.
Kings Landing Park
3255 Kings Landing Road
Huntingtown, MD 20639
Dates: TBD for 2021
Cost: $TBD for 2021 (Scholarships are available)
Pre-registration: Required – Applications for the 2021 session will be Spring 2021.
CONNECT: A Grief Workshop for Teens
Join us for an interactive workshop that will help teens as they grieve the loss of a loved one. Participants will learn general information about grief, how it affects them, and the different areas of their lives that grief impacts. They will learn healthy coping skills to use and will participate in creative activities that will help them express their feelings. Resources will be provided to offer teens and their families more support.
Cost: $20 (scholarships are available)
To register for a program or request more information, contact Jess Foster, Children & Teen Bereavement Coordinator, at (410) 535-0892, ext. 2206 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*CANCELLATIONS* OUR BEREAVEMENT PROGRAMS FOLLOW THE CALVERT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS WEATHER CLOSINGS SCHEDULE
Helping Children Who Are Grieving
Join us for a FREE virtual seminar for adults that will help you understand how children grieve and what you can do to support them in the process. Topics will include typical grief responses in children by age group, common myths about grief in children, and resources that can help you connect with your child. We will also have a Q & A session, so please bring your questions.
Date and Time: October 22, 2020 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Pre-registration: Required. Contact Jess Foster at email@example.com or (410) 535-0892, ext. 2206 to register and receive Zoom meeting info.
Virtual Holiday Grief Support Groups
We are offering virtual holiday grief support groups for children and teens who have lost a loved one. Groups will include ideas for how you can remember your loved one over the holidays, opportunities to connect with others who understand, coping skills for getting through the holidays, and creative activities to help you process your feelings.
Dates and Times: Ages 6 – 12: November 23 and December 9 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm; Ages 13 – 17: November 24 and December 10 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Cost: $20 supply fee (Scholarships are available)
Pre-registration: Required. Registration deadline for all groups is November 9. Contact Jess Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org or (410) 535-0892, ext. 2206 to register and receive Zoom meeting info.