June 10, 2019
9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Essex Golf & Country Club
7555 Matchette Rd.
SAVE THE DATE: June 10, 2019
Thank you to all of our amazing sponsors, hole sponsors, prize donors and participants for making the 2018 Go Green Golf Tournament a success again this year!
$50,000 was raised this year to support our Griefworks program. Griefworks helps the youngest grievers in our community deal with the loss of a loved one. The program provides a continuum of support for families, children and adolescents (up to the age of 18 years), professional caregivers and the child or adolescent’s social environment. The program relies on the support of the community to offer a breadth of support for the children and their families.
Griefworks plays a large role in the early intervention of mental illness. After the loss of a loved one, children are in a state of hyper-vigilance. Research indicates that these children are at a much greater risk for depression, suicide, poverty and substance abuse.
In addition to assisting the child/adolescent, bereavement staff will also meet with parents who are concerned about their child’s reaction to the loss. They are able to educate parents about the behavioural issues that may surface and offer strategies that parents may use. Typically the bereavement specialist will meet with the child to identify any behavioural/emotional issues before they become intense.
There is no minimum number of sessions that a child can have with a bereavement specialist. They will continue to meet with the child as long as counseling is required.