Spring Program for Grieving Children & Teens Scheduled
March 5, 2007
A Program for Grieving Children & Teens will hold an eight-week session in Farmington beginning April 12. The program provides support for children and teenagers, ages 3 to 18 years, who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, relative, or friend.
Founded in 1998, A Program for Grieving Children & Teens is sponsored by St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, and Franklin Community Health Network and serves families at no charge. The weekly meetings will be held on Thursday evenings at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington.
Children meet weekly in groups for age appropriate activities, games, art, and other forms of self-expression. Adults meet at the same time to support one another and discuss ways to best meet their families’ needs. Volunteers who have completed a 27-hour training lead the groups.
To enroll in the program, a parent or adult support person should accompany a child or teen. Grandparents are also encouraged to participate. Pre-registration is required so families can meet with program volunteers before the session begins.
For more information about the program or to pre-register contact Joan Spitzform, Bereavement Assistant, at Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice at 777-7740 or 1-800-482-7412 ext. 1460.
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