VIRTUAL Good Grief Clubs

Peer Support for Grieving Students

What is a Virtual Good Grief Club?
It's a grief support group conducted online, co-facilitated by CaringMatters and a partner
school or community organization, that explores a seven-week curriculum, created by CaringMatters, including:
• Experiential Activities
• Expressive Arts
• Guided Conversations​

 

Who Can Participate?
Any elementary, middle, or high school student in a Montgomery
County private 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. 

 

Getting Started
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

or gillyc@caringmatters.org.  ​

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,

301-990-8904 or 

gillyc@caringmatters.org.  ​

Download our Good Grief Club Brochure:
English  /  Spanish

This program is funded in part by
 

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"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

CaringMatters

CaringMatters provides social supports and community education so that no one dies or grieves alone.  

Email: caring@caringmatters.org

Phone: 301-869-HOPE (4673)

Registered Charity: 52-1591455

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