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Training for Facilitating Grief Groups with K - 12 youth

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The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that 1 in 10 children will experience the death of a parent by the age of 18. You can facilitate small group sessions with youth who have experienced losing a loved one.

Learn the impact of loss on children. We will cover how the loss affects various ages differently and what the typical stages of grief are. Schools and youth - serving organizations need to be able to offer support and feel prepared when dealing with grief issues.

Date: April 24, 2024

Location: Temecula, California

Time: 8:30 am (pst) 11:30 am (pst)

Cost: $99 + Curriculum purchase

This training will cover the following topics:

  • Common Reactions - Stages of Grief (Kubler - Ross)
  • Myths about Children and Grief
  • My Grief Rights: Ten Healing Rights for Grieving Children (Wolfelt)
  • Knowledge of loss according to devel- opmental stage
  • Tips on talking to elementary, middle and high school youth

Who Should Attend: PBIS Teams, Counselors, School Administrators, Activity Directors, District Administrators, teachers and other school staff overseeing data assessment, student engagement and building a positive school climate

Elementary School

My Journey Elementary Journal Page 1

View My Journey Curriculum Here

My Journey Workbooks include 8 chapters, designed to be led in an 8 - 10 week format.

The topics include: Feelings, Beliefs, My Story, Changes, Balance, Connections and Memories. This unique set was developed after years of facilitating grief groups by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. It is designed to walk youth through the stages of grief and celebrate their progress in facing their challenges.

Middle School / High School

Sample Teen Facilitators Manual Title Page


Regina Siez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked with children and families for over 20 years. She has experience in working with foster youth, tribal communities, and students in public school districts. She has extensive knowledge in dealing with death and dying, loss, trauma, and various other mental health issues.  Gina also serves as an adjunct faculty in the School of Social Work at the University of Southern California. She is the author of the My Journey Curriculum.

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