Solace Tree To Offer
Good Grief Program at the Boys & Girls Club
Reno, NV (June 3, 2014) – The Solace Tree is introducing a new Good Grief Club, which provides support to children and teens, ages 5 to 18, who are dealing with loss. An orientation will be held Wednesday, June 18 from 6:00 to 7:30 at the Solace Tree, and dinner will be served. There is a monthly cost of $50 per family. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 775.324.7723.
The Good Grief Club will be an opportunity to help them cope with loss issues that could include:
- Living in a single parent home
- Living with someone who is an alcoholic or drug user
- Having an incarcerated parent
- Dealing with bullies in school, home or the neighborhood
- Managing anger responsibly
- Resolving conflict peacefully
- Coping with loss and grief
- Enhancing self-esteem
- Living, learning, and growing through diversity
Participating children can benefit from learning how to self-manage more effectively in such areas of self-esteem, stress management, and social skills development. Children also learn about themselves and others; address their needs; formulate their thoughts, feelings, and actions as members of the Good Grief Club.
With more than 10 years of helping children and teens deal with loss from death, the Solace Tree staff and volunteers are well-prepared to help families dealing with the emotional strife caused by divorce, moving, visitation rights, loss of belonging(s), and remarriage, just to name a few. Through this program, children will:
- Better understand their current life situations, as well as find communality and normalcy
- Develop coping strengths
- Feel safe within their group
- Express feelings, thoughts and diverse points of view
- Experience constructive and non-judgmental feedback
- Apply new learning situations in life at home and school
The Solace Tree, Inc. is a 501c (3) non-profit based in Reno, NV, with a mission to provide peer support, information and education to schools and the community to promote healing and recovery for grieving children, teens and their families who are affected by loss. For more information, visit www.solacetree.org.