My Good Mourning Place is based on the successful Dougy Center model, which is used in over 160 children's bereavement centers in the United States and throughout the world. This model's success is due to the combined efforts of volunteers and professionals to provide group interventions for bereaved children, teens, and their adult caregivers. A free will offering is suggested. Our program engages children and teens in activities that are structured around play, music, books, drama and art. These activities help children and teens express and process feelings related to the death they have experienced.
Sessions with trained group facilitators give children, teens and adults the opportunity to express feelings and share concerns they may be unable to discuss any place else.
Children and teens come to bi-weekly sessions for 1 to 1.5 hours depending upon their age. A parent, guardian or adult family member must accompany the child and teen throughout each session.