The information below is a press release from Jeff's Place.
Jeff’s Place, a peer-based support group program for grieving children and teens in Wayland and surrounding communities, invites all 2011 graduating seniors from Wayland High School, as well as their parents and other adult community members interested in learning how to support grieving children and teens, to attend a supportive, nondenominational open meeting at in Wayland on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. Snacks will be provided.
There will be two simultaneous group meetings for the graduating seniors and adults.
- For the graduating seniors, the purpose of the meeting is to offer a safe place to share feelings, express concerns or worries, and learn about what one may expect in terms of potential grief reactions. This meeting is restricted to 2011 graduates. Coping strategies will be discussed that may be helpful while away at colleges and universities.
- The adult meeting will focus on educating parents/caregivers on how to support their grieving kids and potential grief reaction triggers.
Jeff’s Place is a nondenominational, nonprofit organization and gratefully acknowledges Temple Shir Tikva for donating the space for all of our programs throughout the year. Jeff’s Place is available to provide other special meetings or groups regarding issues of grief and loss as it relates to children, teens and families upon request. For more information, please contact Executive Director Jenny Schreiber at 508-276-3225.