Children and teens grieve differently than adults. The way young people express their grief can be confusing to those around them, increasing their feelings of isolation and despair. For this reason, their unique needs often go unnoticed or are misunderstood by adults in their lives who are often grieving as well.
Hospice East Bay's Bridge program supports children and teens through art, play, talk and peer support. Families may attend for as long as needed. There is a parent/guardian support group offered at the same time as the child/teen support group.
The Bridge meets twice a month throughout the school year from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Valhalla Elementary School, 530 Kiki Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. Pre-registration is required. For more information, please contact the Bereavement Services Department at Hospice of the East Bay at (925) 887-5678.
- Category: Special Programs
- Published: December 19, 2019