Losing a loved one to death is a common but difficult experience in a child’s life. The Compass program offers help to grieving children and teens who are surviving a recent loss.
Compass provides education about children’s grief processes and offers support for grieving children in individual and group settings. Through the program, children learn about their grief and develop strategies that help them work through the process. Parents and other caring adults can develop confidence in supporting children during this difficult time in their lives.
In addition to individual and group counseling, Compass offers several unique grief programs throughout the year. All program fees associated with Compass are provided through generous community support. Contact Blair Stockton at 828-233-0334 to register or for more information.
We provide individualized child and adolescent grief support in a variety of settings including our campus, in home and school. We work closely with local school systems, community outreach centers, and therapists to provide grief specific care to anyone in need.
We offer a variety of grief groups for children/adolescents and their families in all regions. All grieving children and adolescents are welcome to attend any Compass event regardless of their connection to hospice or ability to pay. Compass is funded through community donations.
LIFT provides an opportunity for children, adolescents, and family members to come together, in a nurturing and positive environment for the entire family. LIFT provides time for children and adolescents to share experiences with their peers and also come back together to process the experience with other families. This program incorporates a variety of activities including art, stories, and music.
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Coping with the holidays when a loved one has died is hard enough for us adults. But what about the children?
Heart Songs Healing HeARTS Holiday Workshops will is offered each year around the holidays. At these free workshops, grieving children (ages 4-18 years old) will:
Stay tuned for the date for the 2019 Healing HeARTS Holiday Workshop!
Quarterly meet-ups provide a unique opportunity to get outside, into the world, and build supportive relationships with peers who are also grieving the loss of a loved one. Meet-ups are held off-site, throughout our community. We are proud to partner with local businesses such as Eliada Corn Maze, Cascade's Mountain Resort and Fun Depot's climbing wall in order to create supportive environments for children and adolescents to build community and strength through grief. Click here if you are interested in donating to support the efforts of our quarterly event program.
Camp Heart Songs is a two-day overnight camp that allows children ages 6-12 to express their grief in a fun and safe environment. Some of the activities offered at camp include: swimming, rock wall climbing, arts and crafts, therapeutic small groups, pet therapy and games. Click here to learn more.
If you are interested in partnering with us on any of the above-listed programs or efforts please click here.