Virtual Grief Camp Helps Kids Process Loss Amid Pandemic
Kids discover coping with grief through games and fun so they can find peace — and relief — for when those stressful situations and heavy emotions resurface.
With the coronavirus pandemic shaking up our daily routines, those feelings can heighten and become even more prevalent for those who have loss — or experiencing it for the first time.
The healing many families are seeking is at the heart of Trustbridge’s first virtual grief camp, scheduled for Saturday.
“Grief counseling and grief camps provide a positive, unconditionally supportive environment, encouraging children to express their painful thoughts and feelings openly,” said Kellie Kintz, bereavement children’s program coordinator for Trustbridge hospice and home health services in West Palm Beach.
This virtual camp will include sessions with grief counselors, music therapists, a yoga instructor and a mindful family meal with a dietitian. The camp, which plans to serve 36 virtual campers ages 5 to 10, will end with a family session and group activity.