Facilitating Suicide Bereavement Support Groups for Children and Teens:

a four-part training workshop series

This interactive, experiential training workshop series is for anyone with a personal or professional interest in facilitating peer support groups for children, preteens, and teens (ages 6-18). 


You don’t need to be an expert - if you’re interested in helping children and teens after a suicide death, these workshops will provide the training, skills, and best practices to start. Note: if you’ve experienced a personal loss to suicide, we recommend that you be at least 2 years from the death. Mental health professionals are warmly welcome (although we don't offer CE credit, we can provide you with proof of attendance upon request). 


The workshops will be led by Joan Hoff, former longtime Director of Program Services for The Dougy National Center for Grieving Children and Families, facilitator of Coping After Suicide’s Virtual Grief “Camp” for Kids, featured expert in Coping After Suicide’s “Ask The Experts: Helping our Children Cope With Suicide Loss” series, and co-creator of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Support Group Facilitator Training Program for Child and Teen Groups.


The workshop series will be recorded and a link to the Zoom recording and training materials will be provided to all registrants. By attending, you give your consent to being recorded.

Registration fee (covers all four workshops): $150 

Workshop 1: Introduction to Child/Teen Grief

Wednesday, October 19th 11-1 Eastern


Workshop 2: Facilitating Groups for Children (6-10) 

Wednesday, October 19th. 2-4 Eastern


Workshop 3: Facilitating Groups for Preteens and Teens (11-18)

Thursday, October 20th 11-1 Eastern


Workshop 4: Nuts & Bolts of Starting a Group

Thursday, October 20th 2-4 Eastern

This program is offered in collaboration with Rethink The Conversation's Conversation Masterclass series.