Understanding the loss of someone close and getting beyond the trauma and grief is very difficult for anyone, especially young people. Our award-winning Griefbusters program can help.
Griefbusters staff members are highly trained, skilled volunteers, not licensed therapists. They listen to young people, offer compassionate support, and answer questions about the grieving process, in a confidential setting, free of charge.
We work with young people individually and in groups, and are also available to meet with families and school staff. Upon request, we conduct presentations about grief and loss.
Scenarios Griefbusters volunteers may help with include:
- Death of family member
- Death of classmate or friend
- Terminal illness of family member or friend
- National tragedy such shootings, natural disaster, or war