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Children, Preeteen and Parent/Guardian Support Group


The Children, Preteen and Parent/Guardian Support Group is a six week peer support program for children (6 – 9 years), preteens (10 to 13 years) and their parent/guardian in the Niagara Region whose loved one has died. This group is broken into groups and will include a couple of activities where all groups will come together:


  • Children (ages 6 to 10)
  • Pre-teens (ages 11 to 13)
  • Parents and/or Guardians of the Children.  The primary focus of this group will be on how to best help your children to grieve. It is strongly recommended that parents and/or guardians attend.


The program provides an opportunity for children to remember, validate and commemorate the death of their loved one with others their own age. The program is six weeks in length. (**Our teen bereavement support program is held at a separate time.**)

The next group runs: TBA

Resource library - HN has a variety of children's books (including chapter books) to assist children in both anticipatory grief and bereavement.  There are also books to assist parents in talking with their children about death and dying.

Registration is required for all of our bereavement support groups.  Please contact Melissa Penner, Bereavement Advisor at 905-984-8766 ext. 233, to register for these programs and/or request additional information.

Please click here for the Bereavement Referral Form.


Preteen Registration Form

Preteen Check List

Preteen Waiver Form 





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