Come Grow, Play, Experience, and Remember With Us This Fall!
Come join us for a series of free fall events at the Kenwick Center in Lexington! This series for ages 6-14 will include fun and hands on activities including art, movement, and sound as we remember those we have lost or who we miss. Click the flyer photo or click here to sign up!
Register for Virtual Teen-Led Grief Support
Registration for the Peer Healing group starting in Fall 2023 is now open! Peer Healing is a teen-led grief support group for teens 13-18 that meets once a week on Wednesday nights for 8 weeks. Games, conversation, and connection will help teens who have experienced a death loss find a healing space and skills that will help them as they navigate their new normal. Learn more about our Peer Healing groups here.
New NACG Teen Grief Journal Includes Contributions from Lexington Teen
The National Alliance for Children's Grief (NACG) has just released a teen grief journal, a new resource for middle and high school students. The journal, available in English and Spanish editions, includes a variety of suggested writing and art activities, as well as idea prompts. It also includes material from a NACG-supported teen work group, which met regularly to contribute ideas, feedback, and quotes that appear in the finished book.
Katarina Salisbury, one of the members of the NACG working group and one of two Teen Leaders for the KCGCF's online teen grief support group, contributed material to the book. Katarina is a student at a local Lexington high school and volunteers regularly with several KCGCF programs. "This is an interactive journal that has something for everyone," Katarina says. "It's a really good resource for encouraging teens to begin acknowledging and engaging with their grief."
The journal is available directly from the NACG; for more information and to order, click here.
New Partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass!
The KCGCF is delighted to announce a new partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass (BBBS). Through this new "Growing Connections" Program, the KCGCF will provide activities and events for BBBS families with death loss to create fun and supportive experiences for them. We are very proud to partner with this trusted agency and look forward to meeting new families and seeing these important services develop.