When a child experiences a loss, they do not realize that there are concerned adults willing to help them with their grief so they often grieve alone. Schools may lack the resources to support students who have had a loved one die. New Hope will bring its School Based Grief Support Program to schools in the Greater Long Beach Area.
Along with our 8 week program for students in elementary, middle, and high school, we offer a training session for parents and guardians to help them understand the needs of their grieving children, and provide an in-service program for school personnel to assist them in continuing to create a save environment for their grieving students.
School-Based Grief Support Groups are –
- led by New Hope’s trained volunteer facilitators,
- made up of 8-12 students (identified by school personnel) who have experienced the death of a loved one, and
- held once a week for 8 weeks during the school day.
For more information about our School-Based Grief Support Program or to request a group at your school, please contact our Support Team at firstname.lastname@example.org | (562) 429-0075 ext 2
New Hope has provided grief support to the following schools:
Cesar Chavez Elementary School, Dooley Elementary School, Holmes Elementary School, Lakewood First Baptist Elementary School, Riley Elementary School, McKinley Elementary School, Franklin Middle School, Roosevelt Middle School, Lindsey Middle School, Sunburst Youth Challenge Academy.