Our children’s groups offer children a safe and supportive environment to work through their grief. We honor each child’s individuality in their process of dealing with the death of a loved one. Our groups focus on support rather than therapy, and we use a variety of mediums so each child can freely choose what helps most. Our counselors and trained adult facilitators spend time with the children, both individually and in groups, offering reflection and support regarding their grief. Children share memories, bring in pictures of their loved ones and talk about funerals and family changes. Our groups have themes that the children themselves often ask to talk about, such as family changes or questions around the cause of death. We offer year-round support. Please call The Healing Center at (206) 523-1206 for registration information and check our calendar for group dates and times.
For preschoolers and their caregiver who have experienced the death of a significant person. This group meets twice a month for 1.5 hours, and is parent-child centered, so the parent or caregiver stays and participates.
Healing Club 1,2,3
This group is held for children in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades. The group meets twice a month for 1.5 hours, and is a children-only group facilitated by staff and trained volunteers. A separate parent group is offered at the same time.
Healing Club 4,5,6
This group is held for children in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. The group meets twice a month for 1.5 hours, and is a children-only group facilitated by staff and trained volunteers. A separate parent group is offered at the same time.
The Teen Group is a 6 week workshop held over 3 months. The group is for teens in 7th-12th grade, and takes place 2 times a month for 1.5 hours. Teens are asked to commit to the group and be involved in curriculum planning. The group is facilitated by staff and trained volunteers.
Summer Day Camp
Camp is held for four consecutive days from 10 am – 3pm during one week each summer. The week varies each summer and announcements will be made for camp registration.
There is a recommended donation of twenty dollars for support group sessions. Individual services are available on a sliding fee scale. No one is turned away from The Healing Center for inability to pay.