Good Mourning Children's Program
For nearly a quarter century, Good Mourning has been the longest-running and most comprehensive bereavement support program for children and their families in the entire Chicagoland area. Good Mourning has served thousands of children with a proven formula of group interaction alongside family and parent/guardian support.
The Good Mourning Team are experienced, licensed professionals and peer counselors who believe in the resilience of children and the strength of families. If you or a family you know has experienced a significant loss through death, and would like to investigate the kinds of help available, please call: 847-653-3140.
Good Mourning Monthly Support Groups
A monthly meeting providing age-appropriate groups for your children 3 to 18 and loss-appropriate support groups for you. Through expressive arts and topic-related activities your child will explore different aspects of his or her grief experience in a safe, loving environment.
Based on a proven curriculum developed over 12 years, these 8-week groups for you and your children offer an in-depth opportunity to explore grief issues, establish meaningful connections, and develop practical and timely coping skills.
Good Mourning Holiday Gathering
At an emotional and challenging time of year, an evening of quiet celebration - sharing a meal, crafts for the children and a child-friendly service of remebrance.
Good Mourning Annual Family Camp
A healing weekend event for grieving families. You and your children will participate in family-based activities, experiencing together:
- the excitement of new learning
- the strength of friendship
- the joy of playfulness
- the warmth of remembrance.
Grief In School
The loss of a student, teacher or other member of a school community can be especially difficult for children and faculty. Grief in School offers a comprehensive program providing a customized set of learning opportunities, support for educators, professional workshops, crisis intervention, de-briefing, and consultation based on the school community's needs and circumstances.
Administrators or educators in need of grief support through the Grief in School Program can contact Vicki Scalzitti at 847-653-3123.
Call the Good Mourning Program at 847-653-3140
Together we will explore how to provide the very best help for your children and your family. Through monthly and weekly support groups, special events, and the Grief In School outreach program you and your children will receive helpful information, advocacy, and emotional support provided by our staff and by other families facing life-changing loss.