Compass: Child and Adolescent Grief Services
Child & Adolescent Grief Services
Death is a common but difficult experience in a child’s life. The Compass program offers help to grieving children and teens who are surviving a recent loss or dealing with the anticipated death of a loved one.
Compass provides education about children’s grief processes and experiences while offering support through individual and group counseling sessions, workshops, and other events. Through the Compass program, children learn about grief and develop strategies that help them work through the process. Our grief coordinators will also work with parents and other caregivers to help them build confidence in supporting children during this difficult time.
All grieving children and adolescents anywhere in the 13 counties we serve are welcome to attend a grief support group after initial contact with one of our grief coordinators, regardless of their connection to hospice or ability to pay.
Contact us at Compass@FourSeasonsCFL.org or 828.692.6178 and ask to speak with a Compass staff member.
We provide individual child and adolescent grief support in various settings including, but not limited to, our offices, schools, and virtually. We work closely with local school systems, community outreach centers, and therapists to provide grief-specific care to children and teens dealing with the death of a person.
While individual support can positively benefit children and adolescents working through grief, we recognize the importance of peer and community support. It’s one thing to hear that your feelings are valid from a professional counselor, but to hear it from a peer can be priceless. We design our programming to include community events that give children and adolescents time to be next to their peers while working through challenges and navigating difficult emotions.
We offer a variety of grief groups for children and adolescents at different times of the year. All grieving children and adolescents are welcome to attend any Compass event after initial contact with one of our grief coordinators, regardless of their connection to hospice or ability to pay. Compass is funded through community donations.
We are available for consultation and resources related to child and adolescent grief. Presentations and trainings related to child and adolescent grief are available and can be customized to meet the needs of your group or organization. Educational material and grief workshops related to the child and adolescent grief process for parents and legal guardians, community members, faith leaders, and other caring adults are also available. For more information, email us at Compass@FourSeasonsCFL.org or 828.692.6178 and ask to speak with a Compass staff member.