The program provides a continuum of support for individual children, families, professional caregivers and the child’s social environment, to assist children to effectively deal with bereavement issues and the trauma that often accompanies an unexpected loss or violent death.
- Caregiver education
- Clinical assessment of child’s needs
- Short term clinical intervention based on developmental stage of child/youth
- Consultation and collaboration with other professionals involved with child/youth
- Community/Public Education
- Classroom/School Education regarding the death of a peer
Children and youth (through to high school age) who have experienced a recent loss through death and are residents of Windsor and Essex County.
How To Access The Service
Self-referral, caregivers, community agencies, and school boards etc. Referrals accepted by telephone (519) 973-4435.
Community fundraised dollars.
The regular business hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm at the agency Monday to Friday. Services are available until 8:00 pm Tuesday to Thursday by appointment.
The Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice in Hamilton, Ontario has launched an incredible new service, now available province-wide, for children, youth and adults! A very timely offering for communities across Ontario. Support is offered through text messaging or online chat, and is available and FREE seven days a week from 10 AM – 10 PM. A team of trained volunteers are waiting on the other end to offer you support, or to be a listening ear.
The Children and Youth Grief Network have compiled a summary of the resources that are available on their website, including the following:
- Handbook for Supporters (in French and English)
- Grief and Death Education Toolkits (in French and English)
- Children’s Grief Awareness Family Day Toolkit
- Video series on Supporting Grieving Children and Youth at School
- Tip sheet on Informing Children of a Death
The Canadian Grief Alliance for supporting children entitled “Good Grief”.