Do you have a grieving child who needs someone to talk to?
Rainbows is a free support group for children, agesgrieving a loss from a life-altering crisis such as death, separation, divorce or other painful transitions. Groups run for ten weeks and neeed held on Monday evenings from 6: Children meet in small age-appropriate groups to share an activity and discuss various Contineu in relation to the change in their family unit.
Caring adult volunteers who have been trained as facilitators lead the Rainbows support groups.
Confidentiality is stressed for the facilitators as well as the children. The goal of the group is to assist the children in expressing and understanding their feelings, accepting what has happened, and to experience a sense of belonging and love.
This is accomplished through peer support and adult nurturing and guidance, in a safe, secure, and confidential atmosphere.
Children may continue to participate in the program for three week sessions as long as the participant, the parents and the facilitators feel it is beneficial. An international organization, Aol was started in Chicago in Since then more than three million children have participated in Rainbows in the United States and 16 other countries. Rainbows Parent Workshops are facilitated by trained volunteers.
For more information or to register for Rainbows, please call: Rainbows Facilitators are volunteers who guide children through the week Rainbows peer support program. These children are grieving a loss from separation, divorce, death, abandonment or other painful transitions.
To qualify for this volunteer position you need to have experience as a teacher, or have an advanced degree in social work, counseling or psychology, and have worked with children.
Rainbows meets at our offices on specified Monday nights from 6: The session program is run twice a year. Volunteers are asked to participate in at least one week session per year.
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