Updated: Nov 7, 2022
Do you know a teenager who needs help coping with the impacts of loss and grief?
Learning Through Loss is presenting, no-charge group counselling program this April to June for youth needing support navigating the impacts of loss and grief in their lives.
Group for Youth 14-16: Weekly on Tuesdays 4:30 - 6:00 PM, April 19 -June 7 (Referrals for this program requested on or before April 12)
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Learning through Loss Group Programs are delivered virtually on Zoom for eight-weeks, for a maximum of 10 participants in each program. Group programs offer youth, who have been impacted by significant loss or change to find a safe place with support and resources to help navigate and manage their grief including:
Death or loss of a family member, friend or other
Divorce, family separation
Illness, abuse, etc.
In this program, registered clinical counsellors use proven curriculum and experiential activities to create an open, supportive environment that promotes individual sharing of ideas and feelings regarding the universal experiences of grief and loss and bereavement.
The goals of the program are to:
Assist youth in developing an understanding and awareness of normal responses to loss;
Enhance coping skills to help deal with grief and loss;
Integrate the loss in a meaningful way, and move forward with new hope and purpose.
Referrals can be made by anyone. We encourage you to share this information with your PAC and parents you know whose children may be in need of loss and grief support.
Our Registered Clinical Counsellors oversee all referrals and will contact the prospective youth to complete the screening and intake process. A maximum of 10 participants meet weekly for 8 sessions in a confidential and supportive setting to learn about healthy grieving and healing and strategies for coping. If one group is full, interested youth will be put on a waitlist for the next session.
Thank you to our funders who make Learning Through Loss Programs accessible to youth at no charge.