WHO DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION SERVE?
The Bradley Center provides peer-group, interfaith grief support for children, teens, young adults, and their families, offering a safe and supportive place for hope and healing. In addition, we also provide professional training opportunities for mental health professionals concerning the grieving process. Though we are located in Utah, our website contains helpful resources to help grieving families regardless of location.
WHAT IS THEIR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?
Grieving children who don’t receive help dealing with their loss are at higher risk for developing depression and anxiety, a drop in school performance, withdrawal, lowered self-esteem, panic disorders, self-destructive behaviors like drug addiction, and even suicidal ideation. Unresolved grief can permanently alter the course of their lives in negative ways.
HOW DO YOU HELP THEM?
The Bradley Center is an interfaith-based community resource serving grieving children and families by providing:
- Peer-based grief support in a family setting that allows for processing shared experience with death.
- Age-based peer group discussion and activities overseen by trained volunteer facilitators, working with small groups of children, teens, young adults and parents.
- A safe space to talk about the role of God or a higher power and how a person’s individual belief system plays in their grieving process.
- Educational outreach to schools, churches and community groups.
WHERE CAN WE FIND OUT MORE?
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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