Youth Grief

Youth Grief: Community Healing Hearts

We provide grief support and education to children and adolescents in the grieving process. Through proactive and preventive care services, our goal is to prevent the need for long-term support services or mental health treatment.

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Memorials and More

Community's InTouch Bereavement service offers a variety of free events focused on remembrance and healing throughout the year. Included are bi-annual candlelight memorial services and events focused on grief expression and connection with other bereaved in the community. All events are offered free to the community, though registration to most events is preferred to ensure adequate supplies and resources.

Services

The population of children and teens experiencing the death of a loved one is rapidly growing. In response, Community's behavioral health services offers Community Healing Hearts. Services are focused on supporting youth in telling their story, expressing feelings, using coping skills and addressing unfinished business.

Every child’s experience is unique, resulting in a range of responses that can span across academic, behavioral, emotional, spiritual and physical facets. By proactively providing grief support and education to children and adolescents, we may successfully prevent the need for long-term support services or mental health treatment.

School-Based Grief Support
Grief support groups in local schools provide individualized support to children and adolescents who have experienced the death of a loved one, and to teachers and administrators.
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Youth Grief Education and Support
We provide school-based grief education programming and support groups as well as enhance grief and bereavement services to children/adolescents with a family member receiving hospice care at Community.
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Youth Grief Resources
Find Community Health Network services, websites and helpful books for children and teens (and their caregivers) dealing with grief.
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Bereavement Newsletter

Community's InTouch Bereavement newsletter offers education, validation and connection to bereaved families in our community. Newsletters are free and mailed several times throughout the year. We care about you and we are here when you need us. Please consider signing up today.

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Support Healing Hearts

In 2012, the Community Health Network Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that raises financial support for Community Health Network patients, caregivers and Central Indiana communities, was awarded a Grief Reach Grant from the New York Life Foundation. Community’s foundation was chosen from among 60 national bereavement providers to benefit from the grant and one of only five organizations to receive $100,000. The funding is part of a national effort to expand grief support services to diverse and disadvantaged youth in communities not served by existing programs. Since 2012, the program has received additional grant funding from New York Life Foundation.

The Community Health Network Foundation also pledged to support the expansion of Community Healing Hearts in 2017.

Your gift to Community Health Network Foundation can help support grief programs in communities and schools for Central Indiana kids.

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