Building Virtual Communities to Support Grieving Youth and Families During These Uncertain Times
Source: Pacific Southwest Mental Health Tech. Transfer Network (MHTTC) (SAMHSA)
Resource Type: Video or Webinar
Transformation Team Subjects: Community Wellness & Peer Supports
Key Topics: Crisis Response, Family, Grief, Positive Youth Development, Self-Care, Wellness, Youth Voice & Engagement
OUR HOUSE, a grief support center, shares lessons learned wading through the challenges of supporting families on overwhelm during COVID-19. They teach how they addressed JW Worden’s Tasks of Mourning using interventions that can be facilitated by volunteer group leaders via an online platform. They share the magic that can happen when you create virtual spaces with intention for children to connect and support one another around their grief and losses, in spite of Zoom fatigue and physical distance.