Kids Grieve Too Older School Age Children (9-12)- Fall Session
An 8- week professionally-facilitated virtual peer support group for children ages 9-12 years who are remembering someone who has died of cancer. This group will provide children with an opportunity to connect with peers, share experiences around cancer and death and how it has affected them and their families. By using a variety of therapeutic play activities, which are mailed to their home, the children will engage virtually to receive support and education, ask questions, express difficult feelings and share common experiences with other children who have experienced a similar loss.
Fall 2023: Thursday, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 4:30-5:30 pm.
Winter 2024: Thursday, January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 March 7, 4:30-5:30 pm.
Spring 2024: Thursday, April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 June 6, 4:30-5:30 pm.
Facilitator: Tory Hagerman (she/her), CCLS, BA., has been the facilitator at GCGT for six years. As a Certified Child Life Specialist, Tory focuses on supporting children, youth and families in psychosocial oncology within the clinical, community and home settings. Tory is passionate about providing family-centred care while supporting the health equity and psychosocial needs of children, youth & families to be included and informed through life experiences such as illness, dying and death.
Please note Kids Grieve Too is a virtual support group that requires a meeting with Program staff prior to your first attendance.
Gilda’s Toronto offers 8-week support groups three times a year. Our support groups are run by mental health professionals who have a strong understanding of the unique needs of individuals who have been impacted by cancer.
Support groups are not operated on a drop-in basis. We encourage commitment to the entire 8-week. A commitment to the group helps to build community and allows for topics and conversations to be built on week by week.
The following is required to participate:
- Computer, phone or tablet with a camera
- Internet connection
- A private room without distraction