Young Teen Grief Support Group

Beginning Saturday, October 16th
& continuing for 5 consecutive Saturdays
5-6:30pm EST

Open to 10 participants ages 13-15.
Offered live via Zoom/free of charge

*Application and Parental Consent Form required to apply.
*Send forms to Clare DuPlace (cluvyd@gmail.com) by October 10th

 

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Whether due to the pandemic, concerns about school, loss of beloved family members or pets, difficult life transitions such as divorce, a move, struggles to find one’s authentic and emerging voice/identity, navigating social media’s incessant influence/demands ~  young people today face a whirlwind of grief.

We also know that young people today are amazingly creative, compassionate, significantly more aware of social justice issues than prior generations, and share a commitment to addressing climate change in unprecedented ways. Young teens want to make a difference in this world. They deserve our support, encouragement, and compassion ~ especially as it relates to offering up best care practices to hold them in their grief.

 


Amy Wright Glenn and Clare Duplace co-facilitate this 90-minute support group particularly geared for the young teen participant. Participants gather once a week for 5 consecutive weeks as they are willing/able. Skilled in creating a brave/safe space, Amy and Clare bring many years of classroom teaching experience combined with the best skill practices of bereavement support to the Young Teen Grief Support Group. This group is BIPOC and LGTQ+ allied.

Please note, while support and compassion are present in each gathering, the Young Teen Grief Support Group isn’t therapy and shouldn’t be regarded as a replacement for formal therapy. Furthermore, it is beyond the scope of practice of this group to hold space for teens who are currently experiencing suicidal ideation, harm to others, or self harm. If this is happening in the life of a young teen that you know/care for ~ please reach out to the following organizations for support:

Teen Link
Suicide Prevention
Teens and Suicide


Clare Duplace holds a BA in Elementary Education from Warren Wilson College and is currently receiving an MA in Mindfulness Studies, through Lesley University. Clare was previously a teacher for 12 years and has received certifications in numerous alternative healing modalities- Herbal Medicine, Reiki levels 1 and 2, Acupressure, as a children’s yoga teacher and with flower essences. Clare believes strongly in supporting one’s emotional well-being and has been working with flower essences for grief and many things, for over a decade. She recently started a mini-business called MoonFlower, creating flower essence blends for each phase of the moon. She is almost a full-spectrum doula- currently a birth, postpartum and death doula and will soon be receiving her training as an abortion and pregnancy loss doula. Clare has always been called to a path of service and showing up for others, throughout her life. After losing her mama to a glioblastoma in 2017, she has been journeying in learning about grief and death for herself and how to hold safe space for others during these times of loss and sacred transitions.