RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Comfort Zone Camp has announced its partnership with A Little Hope: The National Foundation for Grieving Children, Teens and Families to provide a three-day bereavement camp program for children who have lost a parent, guardian or sibling to death by suicide. This camp will take place May 29-31, 2015 at Camp Chinqueka in Litchfield, Connecticut.
This three-day program is a strength-based, child-focused model, which includes age-based support groups facilitated by trained grief specialists. The program will facilitate icebreakers, confidence-building activities and other activities designed to facilitate trust, expression, and interaction among them. To be eligible for this camp, the child must be between the ages of 7-17 (18 if still in high school), and have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver to death by suicide. Parents or guardians are invited to participate in a one-day program on Saturday, May 30 and have the opportunity to share their experiences among peers who can relate to their loss, receive support, and learn how they can best support their children’s efforts to manage their grief in healthy ways. Both the child and parent/guardian programs are free of charge.
For more information, please visit www.comfortzonecamp.org/ALH.
Comfort Zone Camp provides children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or legal guardian with professional therapeutic services, psychoeducational groups, peer and mentor support, and healthy coping skills. Programs are held year-round in locations throughout the United States. Comfort Zone also serves the greater community through HelloGrief.org (an online grief support community), the annual Grief Summit (griefsummit.org), and family support groups. For more information, visit www.comfortzonecamp.org.
The mission of A Little Hope, Inc. is to help provide grief counseling and bereavement support services to children and teens that have experienced the loss of a parent, sibling or loved one, regardless of the circumstances of the death. Prior to the founding of A Little Hope, Inc. – in early 2002 – there was not a single national organization dedicated to raising money to advance the growth of children’s grief support and the expansion of bereavement centers, camps and school outreach programs for grieving children and teens across the United States. For more information, visit www.alittlehope.org.