Research has shown that unresolved grief in children can lead to many negative outcomes such as truancy, behavioral problems, difficulties with relationships, drug and alcohol addiction, and an increased risk of suicide. Creating a safe environment, where students can express their grief, can significantly reduce the possibilities of these outcomes occurring. Not all students are able to attend our on-site peer support groups. So we bring our programming to your school and provide the opportunity for grieving children to explore and express their grief through a variety of outlets. Like all of Erin’s House programming, the in-school program is offered at no cost to the school or the students.
The 10-week In-School Program is a peer support group that meets once a week. Typically there are five to eight students and two Erin’s House staff members or trained volunteers to facilitate the Peer Group. Each week has a different theme, the Erin’s House staff provides activities related to the week’s theme which helps to foster a discussion of feelings associated with the death of their loved ones.
How to Enroll
If you, or your school, are interested in this program, please contact Megan Caruthers at 423-2466 or email@example.com.
Programming also available in Spanish.