A service for children coping with serious illness or loss.
This service offers an interdisciplinary team approach to caring for children with life-threatening illnesses, who usually have a life-expectancy of months rather than years. A physician’s order is required and may include a variety of services, such as nursing care, counseling and volunteer services for all family members.
Grief Support Services
Individual or Group Support
Individual counseling is available for children who may have experienced a loss or who anticipate an upcoming loss. Various therapies are used to help children explore thoughts and feelings. Support groups are available for children and adults.
Various puppet shows illustrate the different emotions that are associated with loss and demonstrate the proper avenues for expressing those feelings. Puppet shows vary according to the age of the children. Trained facilitators provide a time of sharing and education after each show.
Kids Path® offers support designed to meet the needs of schools with students who have experienced grief and need coping skills to help them process their loss in a healthy way. Along with school counselors, we work together with parents/guardians to provide a safe environment for the expression of feelings and help students learn to move forward despite their loss.
Caterpillar's Quest Bereavement Camp for Children
Kids Path® also offers an annual grief day-camp for children grades K-8 called Caterpillar's Quest. This camp experience is designed to assist children in coping with the death of a loved one. The camp includes a variety of recreational activities such as a zip-line, canoeing, ropes courses, wall-climbing and more. In addition to these activities, campers will be given the opportunity to share their feelings through art, drama and group discussions. Camp culminates with a memorial service at the end of the day.
SOAR Teen Bereavement Camp
SOAR is new in 2017! This event is specifically designed for teens, grades 7-12. Any teen who has experienced the loss of a loved one is invited to attend. Participants will learn about ways to cope with grief and loss while making new friends and experiencing the excitement of Victory Junction. SOAR will be held on Saturday, October 14 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Click here to download the SOAR application. Click here to learn more or to pay the $10 registration fee.
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