Good Grief Clubs
Good Grief Club is a 7- week school or community-based support group for students who are grieving.
Any Montgomery County elementary, middle school, or high school student who has experienced the death of a significant person in his/her life either recently, or years ago. Students may participate in a Good Grief Club more than once.
Support group co-facilitated by a trained CaringMatters volunteer
and a school counselor or partner organization representative.
The school or partner organization determines the day and time the group meets. Sessions run for 7 weeks.
Sessions are conducted in schools and other community facilities throughout Montgomery County.
Students will (based on age and developmental stage):
Learn that he/she is not alone
Connect with grieving peers
Be better able to discuss grief and loss
Gain new skills to manage feelings
Identify people he/she can turn to
The Good Grief Club is possible through a partnership between CaringMatters and Montgomery County schools and community- based organizations. CaringMatters provides the curriculum, a trained volunteer facilitator, materials, and all handouts and forms. The school or community-based organization staff identifies at least four students who could benefit from the program and secures parental permission for them to participate. They also schedule the meeting times during the school day or after school and are present as a co-facilitator for all sessions.
To learn more or schedule a Good Grief Club at your school or community-based organization, please contact Gilly Cannon, Director of Children's Bereavement Services, at 301-990-8904
To learn more or schedule a
Good Grief Club at your school or community-based organization, please contact Gilly Cannon,
Director of Children's Bereavement Services,
This program is funded in part by
The Wolpoff Family Foundation.
"I learned that I am not the only one going through this." - High School Student
"I learned that my mother will always be in my heart." - Elementary School Student