Pediatric Bereavement Support
Standing Together is an innovative and caring service in Snohomish County to assist grieving children and their families or caregivers.
Grieving children and youth need extra emotional support, even if they do not appear to be in obvious distress. Research indicates unresolved grief often results in illness, behavior problems, substance use, teen suicide, and learning problems. Our agency has specifically designed Standing Together to assist Snohomish County youth ages 6-11 and 12-18+ in offering grief support. Each gathering, led by grief specialists, allows the children and teens to address their grief and help them move forward with their lives, thus preventing future illness and problems. Any youth that has experienced the death of a loved one is eligible to attend these four-hour, monthly grief workshops. Children are referred to Standing Together by schools, community therapists, Hospice staff, church youth pastors, and themselves. There is no fee charged for this service. Please refer to the Calendar of Events for dates and registration information.
Camp Erin, a grief and bereavement camp, provides children and teens with a lively weekend camping experience to discuss their emotions and memories and to join with other bereaved children/teens in remembering their loved one. The weekend contains a series of grief and bereavement workshops for children, presented by pediatric grief specialists. Camp Erin will incorporate recreation and entertainment throughout the weekend.
Learn more about Camp Erin
School Crisis Team
Providence Hospice of Snohomish County is committed to providing bereavement programs for children and teens in Snohomish County and Camano Island. Our commitment to nurture children and teens means addressing their grief and loss issues.
In an effort to assist our local schools in the event of the death of a teacher or student, our agency has available a team of grief specialists ready to assist school personnel. Our specialized grief team will respond within 24-hours, provide classroom workshops, and sessions for staff and faculty. The team consists of pediatric grief specialists and trained volunteers who may be called upon when the nature of a traumatic event is so great that school personnel need assistance to implement their school crisis plan. School counselors and teachers are encouraged to attend not only to help them cope with their own grief, but also to give them skills they can use with students and teachers.
Thanks to the Bereavement Resource Line, (425) 261-4807, you can access information by dialing just one telephone number. Use the prompts listed below to get the exact information for which you are searching.
- Press 2 # to access the Bereavement Coordinator
- Press 3 # for grief resource materials and grief counseling.
We have resource materials for all ages. We offer individual and group counseling.
- Press 4 # for information about Support Groups and Saturday Gatherings.You may use this option to register for Support Groups and Saturday Gatherings.
- Press 5 # to access information about the Holiday Memorial event. Find out the date, time, location, and register to be part of this meaningful event.
- Press 6 # for mailing address changes and additions.