Support Groups


Starting a Support Group

Peer support groups can be very helpful to children who are grieving the death of a loved one.  Check the Support Group Locator to see if there is a support group in your area.  If not, you may consider starting a support group.

Here are some basic guidelines for beginning a support group:


CGEA'S Compass Support Group Curriculum is designed for time-limited, 45-minute support groups.  The curriculum has been used successfully in schools and community organizations to assist grieving children.  Three curricula are available:  Preschool, Elementary, and Middle/High School Curricula.

The Elementary and Middle/High School Curricula have eight consecutive sessions each with plans for additional support groups.  Step-by-step plans give the facilitator clear instructions for running the group.

Cost:  $60.00 per curricula, in notebook form

$35.00 for emailed pdf version

Contact CGEA for additional information and to purchase.



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