For more upcoming events, view our
monthly bereavement calendar.
LIFT Walking Club
The purpose is to "lift the spirit" through exercise, friendship and encouragement for those going through the grief process.
Every Tuesday , 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Mall of Abilene, 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
Meet in front of Chick-Fil-A
Abilene LIFT Luncheon
Monday, March 11
Auxiliary Conference Center, Room B
Hendrick Medical Center, Shelton Building, 2000 Pine St.
Please call 325.670.6999 to make a reservation by Friday, March 8 for the buffet lunch (cost $6).
Speakers - Dr. Sandra Hazelip, Syrian Adventure
Sweetwater LIFT Luncheon
Thursday, March 28 • 12:30 p.m.
TSTC, The Center
300 College Drive, Sweetwater
Please call 325.670.6999 to make a reservation for the buffet lunch (cost: $6).
Speakers - Surprise!
Healing Through Hope
A six-week grief support group. For details, contact Judy Osborne, bereavement coordinator, at 677-8516.
Saturday – Tuesday, June 1-4
For children who have experienced a loss.
Camp Courage JR
Saturday, August 10
A day camp for children entering kindergarten through second grade who have experienced a loss. For more information or to register your child, click on Camp Courage or call 670-6951.
The next Club Courage will begin in the Fall of 2013. Please refer to the information for Camp Courage. For immediate needs please contact Aimee Colley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 325.670.6951.
Club Courage is a six-week support group offered twice a year for children and teens, ages kindergarten – 12th grade, who are experiencing loss. Children participate in activities that promote self-esteem, encourage self-healing and provide an outlet for unexpressed emotions. The supportive environment helps each child develop healthy coping skills through a variety of grief exercises. Club Courage is beneficial for children and teens experiencing loss due to death, divorce, separation, deployment, incarceration and other painful transitions.
For immediate children's grief-related needs, please contact Aimee Colley at 325.670.6951 or email@example.com
Club Courage exists in part because of generous volunteers. Our volunteers give their time, expertise and love to work with children who need healing and hope. Applications are accepted from licensed counselors and social workers as well as individuals who have experienced grief first-hand and want to support others through the process. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and are reviewed accordingly.
When death has occurred:
For teachers: A Guide for Teachers about Grieving Students from the National Alliance for Grieving Children
For Schools: When Death Impacts Your School from The Dougy Center, The National Center for Grieving Children and Families
How to help a grieving child: http://www.dougy.org/grief-resources/how-to-help-a-grieving-child/
How to help a grieving teen: http://www.dougy.org/grief-resources/how-to-help-a-grieving-teen/
Informing a child about death: http://childgrief.org/documents/InformingofDeath.pdf
Age appropriate responses: http://childgrief.org/documents/HowtoHelp.pdf