Hospice Care & Grief Support Services for Children
Kids Path® Hospice Care provides an interdisciplinary team approach to caring for children with a limited life expectancy. This specialized program focuses on maximizing a child's quality of life. Children and their families benefit from expert pain and symptom management, psychosocial & emotional support, spiritual care as well as assistance with medical equipment and medications.
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
Our first ever SOAR Teen Bereavement Camp took place on October 14, 2017, and we look forward to our 2nd Annual SOAR Camp in 2018! 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 learn ways to cope with grief and loss while making new friends and experiencing the excitement of Victory Junction.
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