Good Grief Clubs
Peer Support for Grieving Students
What is a Good Grief Club?
A Good Grief Club is a grief support group conducted either in-person or online, co-facilitated by CaringMatters and a partner school or community organization, that explores a seven-week curriculum, created by CaringMatters, that includes:
• Experiential Activities
• Expressive Arts
• Guided Conversations
Please note: CaringMatters can facilitate Good Grief Clubs utilizing either an in-person or virtual format. We follow Montgomery County public health guidelines and are ready to pivot our programs to a virtual format as necessary and/or mandated.
Who Can Participate?
Any elementary, middle, or high school student in a Montgomery
County private or public school who has experienced the death of a
significant person in his/her life either recently or years ago.
Grieving Students Will:
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. The school or community-based organization must manage the technology platform and have a mental health professional or school counselor available to co-facilitate the online 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
"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