The Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children – $2,200 (Larger Grant)

Grief Resource, Education and Training Enhancement       

The Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children provides peer support for grieving children, youth, and their families in the Halton and Peel area. They offer open-ended, on-going grief support groups to help children and their families re-adjust after the death of a parent or sibling.

This grant will cover the cost of two Grief and Bereavement seminars, taught by Dr. Alan Wolfelt, at the renowned Center for Loss and Life Transition. This investment in their professional staff will increase their knowledge and expertise so that they may enhance and improve their volunteer support group facilitator training and offer more specific loss group to their participants. In addition, they will share their learning with other professionals working with children, youth and families, and the greater community, to continue to build an aware and informed community of caring.

They will train 15-20 new facilitators with an enhanced and improved new facilitator training. In addition, they will run the 2nd Annual Children’s Grief Awareness Symposium and provide training and education to another 130 symposium participants. They will increase their community education and training offerings and extend their reach as a grief resource and training center of excellence in Halton and Peel Regions.

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