Children’s Programs

Calvert Hospice understands that youth and teens need support after the death of a loved one. We offer children’s programs that allow them to participate in discussion groups and creative activities while they learn coping skills.

Individual child and teen grief counseling is available upon request. Contact (410) 535-0892 for more information.

Journeys

Journeys is an 8 week support group focused on helping families heal after the loss of a loved one. The program is for children and teens, ages 6 to 17, and their adult family members. The program includes creative activities that help children learn to process their grief, opportunities for children and adults to connect with others who understand, age-specific groups that encourage sharing, and a positive, safe environment where you can share your grief journey. The adult group assists you with your own grief process while also providing education on how to help your children as they grieve.

Location:

Trinity United Methodist Church
90 Church Street
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Meetings: Mondays, January 28 – March 25, 2019, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Cost: $25 per child ($75 maximum per family) Scholarships are available
Pre-registration: Required (Deadline: January 22, 2019). Download the application here: Journeys Application 2019

Camp Phoenix

A three day camp for grieving children and teens ages 7 to 15. This program offers every child the opportunity to express his or her feelings of grief and loss in a supportive and understanding environment. In addition to traditional camp activities, including swimming, crafts, and sports, children participate in group discussions and creative activities led by professional counselors and trained volunteers.

Location:

Kings Landing Park
3255 Kings Landing Road
Huntingtown, MD 20639

Dates: July 10 – 12, 2019
Cost: $50 per child (Scholarships are available)
Pre-registration: Required – Applications available March 4 (Deadline: July 1, 2019)

Helping Children With Grief

Join Jess Foster, MS, CCLS, Child & Teen Bereavement Coordinator for Calvert Hospice at the Calvert Library for a seminar that will help you understand how children grieve and what you can do to help them through the grieving process. Topics include: typical grief responses in children, grief responses at different age levels, common myths about grief in children, and resources and tools available to help you connect with your child. There will be time for Q & A, so bring your questions!

Location:

Calvert Library
850 Costley Way
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

This is not a library-sponsored progam

Date: March 14, 2019
Cost: FREE
Pre-registration: Required. Click the button below to save your seat.

CONNECT: A Grief Support Group for Teens

An 8-week support group for teens ages 13 – 17. The goal of the program is to build connections between teens who are experiencing grief. They will learn coping skills, learn how to support themselves and others through the grieving process, learn to develop a support system of other teens who share their experience, and enjoy some fun activities that will help process feelings in a positive way.

Location:

TBD

Dates: TBD
Cost: TBD
Pre-registration: Required (Deadline: TBA) More information will be available soon!

To register for Journeys, Camp Phoenix, or CONNECT or request more information, contact Jess Foster, Children & Teen Bereavement Coordinator, at (410) 535-0892, ext. 2206 or jfoster@calverthospice.org.

*CANCELLATIONS* OUR BEREAVEMENT PROGRAMS FOLLOW THE CALVERT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS WEATHER CLOSINGS SCHEDULE

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