Good Grief Club Facilitators (Children's Bereavement)

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CaringMatters

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Seeking facilitators for our Good Grief Club meetings! Good Grief Clubs offer peer support in a safe environment for children in grades K-12 to discuss their feelings about the death of a loved one. The support groups run for 7 weeks and help children explore feelings, develop healthy coping strategies, and find comfort and safety in learning that they are not alone. Good Grief Club facilitators complete both the Volunteer Training and Good Grief Club Training. The Good Grief Club Training is offered on two weekdays. When they are assigned to a school, they co-facilitate seven weekly sessions with the school counselor. Depending on the ages of the children, sessions range from 30 to 50 minutes. Volunteers must complete the three-day basic volunteer training and the additional Good Grief Club training. Volunteers must complete a background check.

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About CaringMatters

Location:

518 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide social supports and community education so that no one dies or grieves alone. CaringMatters envisions a community that accepts death as a part of life; where the processes of dying and grieving are embraced without stigma; where everyone has access to support services without charge; and where no one dies or grieves without support.

Description

CaringMatters community outreach is provided by a network of trained and screened volunteers and staff who respond to the needs of families facing a terminal illness or grieving the death of a family member or loved one.

We provide personal, compassionate and practical non-medical support to any adult or child during this difficult time. All CaringMatters services are provided to all patients and family members free of charge.

CaringMatters strives to develop and maintain a viable, transparent and responsible non-profit, volunteer-driven organization funded solely by donations and grants from our caring partners.

Other programs offered by CaringMatters include:

Adult bereavement peer-support groups, facilitated by trained volunteers, to adults in Montgomery County who have lost a loved one.

Good grief clubs are offered in Montgomery County Public Schools grades K through 12 for children to receive bereavement support to help cope with life's unfairness.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

518 South Frederick AvenueGaithersburg, MD 20877

(39.13335,-77.19289)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Family Therapy
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Development
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Cross-cultural Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • After initial three-day training, several training sessions throughout the school year. The workshops are comprised of 7 one-hour sessions at the schools.
  • Volunteers need to be 21 or older.

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