Grief Recovery Method® for Children
Giving kids their lives back
How is grief affecting your kids? Grade's suffering, trouble in school, depression or behavior issues? Grief can affect your kids in many ways. Are you ready to help your kids heal?
Grief Recovery Method® FOR CHILDREN Helping Children with Loss Program
Grief is a public health issue
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study, unresolved emotions eventually can be expressed as physical conditions or poor health outcomes in adulthood. Illnesses such as obesity, diabetes, depression, suicide attempts, STDs, heart disease, cancer, and stroke.
The primary tools offered through the “Helping Children with Loss Program” has the possibility of preventing ACEs. If children are not shown how to respond to an ACE, they may turn to short-term reliefs - such as withdrawal, outbursts, bullying, smoking, or drug use. These behaviors allow them to release emotional energy built up inside their hearts, minds, and body.
The natural emotions associated with ACEs are grief responses. We believe dealing with ACEs will help parents and other providers supporting children, nurture healthy kids, living in healthy environments, with healthy families.
We believe the missing link and much-needed prevention strategies, in addition to trauma-informed-care, is grief-informed-care.
Our grief recovery methods will fill the gap between trauma care and grief care.
Grief-informed-care is known to improve life potentials such as increased graduation rates and academic achievements.
The program provides adults with the necessary tools to help children deal with the following grief events:
- death, divorce, remarriage of a parent, grandparent, sibling, friend, or someone else very important to them
- an environment that undermines the sense of safety and protection
- a household with substance abuse, mental health problems
- separation due to incarceration of parents or others
- a move from one house or city to another that creates a series of other changes, such as loss of playmates, friends, and change of school
- countless other losses
The 4-week program provides a deeper understanding of grief and includes:
- Myths about Grief, Unresolved Grief, and Short Term Energy Relief
- Recovery tools to address Incomplete or Undelivered Emotional Communications
- Emotional Energy Checklist (EECL), a major tool used for guidance and experiential activities related to multiple losses.
- Completion process to help shift the way the child currently hold the pain of loss.
Additional information about this tool is highlighted in the companion handbook, “When Children Grieve”. It is used to help adults think ahead and identify where the child might be struggling, things they are concerned about, and the focus of the child’s emotional energy. Preparing for the conversation is critical in knowing what to say or not say; and, in order to gain the child’s trust.