Calvert Hospice Bridges Program Provides Grief Support for Children and Teens

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Calvert Hospice Bridges Program Provides Grief Support for Children and Teens

Prince Frederick, MD - 3/12/2013

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By Calvert Hospice

Calvert Hospice provides grief support for children ages six to 13 and teens ages 13 to 17 years of age through a program called “Bridges.”  This program is open to all Calvert County children and teens dealing with the loss of a loved one and you do not have to be a hospice-related client to access the Bridges program. “Many people think this program is only for children and teens that have lost someone to cancer,” stated Deborah Plumley, Child and Adolescent Grief Coordinator for Calvert Hospice. “Actually, our focus is on the unique way that young people deal with grief and loss by providing careful guidance through that process regardless of the cause of death,” Plumley concluded.

Through the Bridges program children and teens are divided into age-appropriate peer groups where creative activities and discussion are used to assist with coping and healing. Adult family members learn the similarities and difference between child and adult grief. This process helps with the healing process of both children and the adults in their lives.

The Spring 2013 Bridges eight-session program will be held on Thursdays, April 11 through May 30 (weather permitting) from 6:30 p.m to 8:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church 90 Church St. Prince Frederick, MD 20678.

Pre-Registration is required and the program is free to all Calvert County residents. Please call Deborah Plumley at 410-535-0892 or email bereavement@calverthospice.org



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