Working with grieving children


(33.830765,-84.340614)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

1190 West Druid Hills DriveSuite T80Atlanta, GA 30329

About

Mission of Kate's Club:To empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling.

Vision of Kate's Club: A world where it is okay to grieve.

The Kate's Club approach is based on four cornerstones; all of which support an environment where grieving children and their families can re-engage in life and turn a potentially debilitating loss into an opportunity for growth.

Fun- Laughter really is the best medicine. Providing an opportunity to laugh provides them an opportunity to live.

Community- Death and grief are not openly discussed in American society. Providing children with a peer group of other children and mentors that share this similar experience rebuilds a fundamental, social foundation currently not being provided in many communities, including Atlanta.

Safety- Sharing cannot occur unless someone feels safe. Kate's Club is focused on creating a healing environment where participants find comfort in sharing when they are ready.

Long-term- Children who lose a loved one are at greater risk for behavioral issues two years after the loss than they were either immediately or one year after the loss. Recognizing that grief is a long term issue and not an event, Kate's Club provides long term support to children as they face the challenges of life after a loved one has died.

Volunteer responsibilties may include monitoring and supervising children, facilitating activities, offering emotional support and being a positive role model. Kate's Club offers programs twice a month on Saturdays from 10-4pm. Programs include many different experiential activities to help kids learn healthy coping strategies to help them manage the intense feelings surrounding their loss.

Skills

  • Group Facilitation

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • one 4 hour shift per month

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