Children Support Groups
Roberta's House serves children between 5-17 years of age with the understanding and commitment that no child (or adult) should grieve alone. Children grieve in small doses at a time and their approach is unlike that of adults. They grieve a little and they return to their play and return to their grieving which may appear to adults that they haven't been impacted by the death at all. This deceiving behavior means that they are grieving in their own way-but grieving nonetheless.
Following a death children often have many questions. Roberta's House is a safe place where they can explore their questions as they are ready . It's a place where they receive support and encouragement from their peers and caring adults; a place where they can have fun while creating treasured memories to honor their loved ones and move forward embracing their new life with the memories.
Children work in age appropriate groups for "Kiddles" ages 5-8 years, "Middles" ages 8-12 years and "Teens" ages 13-17 years. Through the use of creative arts expression, crafts, and meaning making through memory treasures children are able to begin the journey of accomplishing the tasks of grief work.
Upcoming Family Sessions are always held on Tuesdays:
Spring Family Orientation Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Spring Session: Begins March 2nd thru May 3rd, 2016 6pm-8pm
Summer Family Orientation Friday, May 6th, 2016, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Summer Session: Begins May 17th thru July 5th, 2016 6pm-8pm
Fall Family Orientation Tuesday, September 13th, 2016, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Fall Session: Begins September 20th thru November 22nd, 2016 6pm-8pm
APPLICATIONS For The Groups: