Dover-Foxcroft, Maine - Evergreen, The Pine Tree Hospice Center for Grieving Children and Their Families would like to recruit three more volunteers to help support children, teens, young adults and families who are grieving the death of a family member or friend. Volunteers will complete a 28-hour training covering topics such as reflective listening, grief, participating in a peer support group, being a true helper, boundaries, confidentiality, child development, age appropriate activities, stress management, healing the feeling child, safe and fun ways to physically express emotions, special issues of suicide survivors, spirituality, rituals and goodbyes.
This new Evergreen program has been created to expand upon bereavement services currently being offered by Pine Tree Hospice. There is no charge to take the training and no charge to families to attend the peer support groups.
The program is scheduled to begin in late April and will hold weekly meetings all year around. The training will be held at Mayo Regional Hospital over four evenings (March 26-27 and April 2-3) and two Saturdays (March 29 and April 5). Trained Volunteer Facilitators will meet with children and their families one evening a week and are asked to make a one-year commitment to the program.
Volunteers are our most valuable resource – they are generous people from the community who support families at a difficult and lonely time. If you would like to help area children and families during grief and loss, please call Pine Tree Hospice (564-4346) to register today.
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