Kidzcope provides the opportunity for children, teens and their families to learn lifelong coping skills after the death of a loved one through peer group support.
What We Do
Traditional Grief Support Groups: “Mending Lives” is a comprehensive grief support program for children and their families. Groups meet for nine consecutive weeks from 6:15-7:45 p.m.
Specialized Programs: “From Tears to Hope” is designed to meet the needs of those who lost a loved one to homicide or suicide. “Tinsel & Tears” seeks to help families cope with their loss during the holidays.
Practicum Placement Program: Through partnerships with area colleges, Kidzcope serves as a student practicum site for many disciplines including social work, clinical and community psychology, counseling and nursing.
Community Outreach: These workshops for schools and organizations teach the Kidzcope Model for Grief Support. Available in half-day or all-day formats, these workshops aid in understanding grief and loss and assisting those who are experiencing it. Shorter presentations about the Kidzcope model and our agency are also available.
Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers are the backbone of Kidzcope. Opportunities include one-time projects, on-going positions, group projects and committee work. Volunteers can choose to work directly with children and their families as a group facilitator. Many of our facilitators come from professional disciplines, however, all must complete our training program, regardless of their background.
Support Group Enrollment: There is no charge to participate in support groups at Kidzcope. A brief phone interview and orientation appointment is required.