Break Out Teen Support
More than 30,000 children in the Metro Denver Area experience the death of a parent or sibling before they reach the age of 18. These young members of our community too often experience their grief alone; they are not connected with empathetic peers or supportive resources.
Research indicates unaddressed grief can lead to long term difficulties associated with academic performance, truancy, increased dropout rates, illegal behavior and mental health issues contributing to significant problems in a community. Society as a whole is often uncomfortable with death and dying; there is a lack of awareness and a gap in communities for the needs of grieving teens. A bereaved teen should have access to grief support. RLF is committed to providing teens a place to grieve at their own pace.
- First time participant must have a parent/guardian complete application/consent form - suggested at least one week prior to start date
- Teen support group is free of charge
SUPPORT FOR BEREAVED teens
BREAK OUT TEEN GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP - Teens ages 13-17. The group meets on the 1st Monday of each month
A free ongoing drop in monthly support group for teens. The teen years are an especially difficult time to deal with a loss, as young people are torn between independence and the need for support. The curriculum at Break Out is not intended to provide "therapy", but rather to facilitate an environment where young people can find inner strength, learn healthy coping skills, connect and build supportive relationships. We are helping teens identify the range of emotions that they are experiencing and to help them find safe and healthy ways to express those emotions. **Group is dependent on amount of participation.
10:00am -11:30am: Aug 6 \ Sept 3 \ Oct 1 \ Nov 5 \ Dec 3