WHO DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION SERVE?
Brooke’s Place works to create a community where every young person living with grief feels safe, supported and understood during their personal grief journey. Our mission is to support children and their families through bereavement programs, advocacy, community education and outreach.
WHAT IS THEIR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?
Experiencing the death of someone significant can be very isolating for children, and their behavior can often times be misinterpreted as something other than an expression of grief. Risks of unaddressed grief in a child include isolation, substance abuse, depression, poor school performance, aggression, and anxiety.
HOW DO YOU HELP THEM?
- Grief Support Groups- Brooke’s Place provides peer support groups for young people ages 3 – 20s, who have experienced the death of a significant person. Support groups are not affiliated with any particular religion.
- Therapy Services- Brooke’s Place also provides individual grief counseling for young people ages 3 – 20s, and their adult caregivers, who are experiencing a death or are anticipating the death of someone significant.
- Grief Resources- Learn how to find grief support in your area and on the web
- Professional Workshops- Learn how children or teens grieve differently than adults and in doses, whether quietly or loudly.
- Camp Healing Tree- Provides an opportunity for young people to share feelings of loss with other campers and caring adult volunteers and to learn that these feelings are normal.
WHERE CAN WE FIND OUT MORE?
Music to Grieve toListening to sad music after losing a loved one, being diagnosed with a terminal illness, or finalizing a divorce might seem counterintuitive, but this somber sounding activity has been proven to help.
Nothing can prepare you for grief, nor is there a right or wrong way to deal with it, but sad music is an easily accessible and highly effective tool that can help you begin to heal.Learn How Sad Music Can Help You