Free Support Groups for Grieving Children and Teens

The Dougy Center for grieving children and their families operates on the peer support-group model on which it was founded. Children, aged three through eighteen, are grouped by age and the circumstances of loss. The Dougy Center is based in Oregon where it provides families and their children with support for loss of a family member. The National Center for Grieving Children and Families is an extension of the Dougy Center and provides training nationally and internationally to individuals and organizations. A list of organizations using the Dougy method across the nation and other countries is available on their Website. The site also has resources for parents and their children including activities for grieving children of different ages. The we-site contains an article specifically written on the subject of how to talk to children about the September 11 attacks. Contact The Dougy Center, P.O. Box 86852, 3909 SE 52nd Ave. Portland, OR 97286; 503-775-5683; Fax: 503-777-3097; {www.grievingchild.org}; {Email: help@dougy.org}.

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