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Facilitating Suicide Bereavement Support Groups for Children and Teens:

a four-part training workshop series

This interactive, online 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, and although we don't offer CE credits, we can provide you with proof of attendance. 


The workshops will be led by Joan Hoff, former longtime Director of Program Services for The Dougy National Center for Grieving Children and Families, 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.

Workshop 1: Introduction to Child/Teen Grief

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

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

Workshop 4: Nuts & Bolts of Starting a Group

The registration fee is $195 and covers one 4-workshop series. Can’t attend live? No problem. We’ll send you the Zoom recordings and program materials if you register. You can also purchase the program materials and Zoom recordings from the last time we offered the program here

Group discounts available. 5 people for the price of 4. Contact us for more information. 

2024 dates: Thursday, October 17, and Friday, October 18 from 12-2:00 and 3-5:00 pm Eastern






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

Learn more about helping children and teens to cope with suicide loss through our unique Ask The Experts online series and through our award-winning documentary Talking OutLOUD: Teens & Suicide Loss, A Conversation.

You can also learn how to facilitate suicide bereavement support groups for adults through our online training workshop series.

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