LOSS & GRIEF PROGRAMS FOR FAMILIES & COMMUNITY
Programs & Services
Creating a circle of wrap around loss and grief support for teens and adults
FAMILIES & COMMUNITY
Do you know a young person who is struggling with loss and grief?
Death | Illness & Injury | Family & Relationship Break Ups
Loss of Family & Housing Security | Newcomers Loss of Connection
Intergenerational Grief Indigenous and People of Colour
Climate & Societal Grief
These are the types of losses that young people face everyday in our community.
Everyone experiences loss, but for teens and young adults, the process can particularly difficult.
At Learning Through Loss, you'll find understanding, caring and community.
Let's work together to provide the wrap around care young people need.
Young people need a circle of supportive adults who understand the impacts of loss and grief
and know how how to help in caring ways.
No Charge Short-Term
Online Grief Counselling
Is your son, daughter or someone you care about having a difficult time coping with a loss and grief?
LTL's Short-Term Grief Counselling is offered by donation and provides up to 12 sessions with registered clinical counsellors and is available to teens and young adults ages of 13-24, who live in British Columbia.
Counselling provides one-on-one support, provides a safe and confidential space to express their feelings. Our counsellors specialize in supporting to youth experiencing grief and loss. They're ready to listen, acknowledge and offer coping strategies to help them manage your grief in healthy ways.
No traveling necessary. Counselling services are offered virtually to make them easily accessible. Youth meet from the comfort of their room or other private space.
Click here to learn more about our Counsellors. Then click the button below to complete a counselling referral request on behalf of a student. If youth find a counsellor who they think would be a particularly good fit for them, please feel free to request that counsellor in the last question of the form. Counsellors usually reach out within 2 weeks.
Youth age 14 and older may also self-refer.
Supporting Youth Through Loss & Grief Workshops for
Parents, Family & Community
We know it's hard to support young people through loss, especially when you may be grieving yourself.
These 1-1.5 hour workshops may be presented at a PAC meeting or virtually to give parents the comfort and convenience of participating from home. During these interactive sessions parents and adult family members discover:
How grief may show up for youth of different ages
The myths of grief that get in the way of healthy healing
Why not talking about it makes it worse
How to support a young person who is experiencing the difficult challenges of loss and grief
Avoiding inadvertently causing additional harm
How to access programs and no-charge/by donation counselling support for a youth who is having a hard time dealing with a loss.
While understanding the impacts of youth loss and grief is always important for supporting a healthy transition into adulthood, these workshops are particularly valuable for communities that have faced a recent traumatic loss.