This peer support group is for children and teens, ages 4-17 years old, grieving the death of a significant person in the last year. Art and creative activities are used to facilitate healthy self-expression and grief resolution. Children are placed in groups according to age, development and type of loss.
Each group is facilitated by an art therapist with extensive background in childhood grief. The art therapist is assisted by trained volunteers. The art therapist maintains regular phone contact with parents and guardians to discuss the child's progress in the group. A family night is held at the end of the program to which the child may invite family and friends to share the experiences of the group.
This 10-session group is held every other week over a five-month period, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. There is a waiting list. There is no charge for the group but donations are gladly accepted. Please call Peggy Gulshen at (916) 454-6555 for more information.
Children's Bereavement Art Group Meeting Locations
Phone: (916) 787-7174
Sutter Care at Home
3001 Lava Ridge Court, Suite 320/330
Roseville, CA 95661
Phone: (916) 454-6555
Sutter Cancer Center
2800 L Street, Suite 460
Sacramento, CA 95816