Grief looks different for everyone. It is especially hard for families when mother, father, and siblings are each grieving in their own ways, often at different times.
Hospice of Siouxland offers a grief support series for families with children age 6 to 17 who are grieving the death of a loved one. Grief can throw the healthiest family out of balance for a while and each family member grieves in their own way. Family Nights provide both children and adults a caring environment in which they will be able to feel supported and “grieve out loud” as they move through the healing process. The goal of group activities is to promote the sharing of feelings, to normalize the grief experience and encourage peer support.
Support Program for Families with Grieving Children
When: The 3rd Monday of each month during the school year (call to check dates)
Time: Sessions run from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Children and teens are divided by age. Adults meet concurrently.
Location: Hospice of Siouxland
Cost: There is no set fee; donations are accepted
Each session has a theme and is facilitated by professional staff and trained volunteers. Families can attend any and all sessions they want to until they feel the natural capacity to heal has taken place.
For details on upcoming Family Nights please call Hospice of Siouxland at (712)233-4144 or 1-800-383-4545 and ask for John
Family Night–December Craft Night:
Kids from age 6 to 60 got into the holiday spirit with the help of crafts, conversation, and cookies!
What has helped you handle holidays after the death of a loved one?”