Heading back to school can be stressful in any year. But this year, with teen anxiety and depression at all-time highs, it’s especially important for parents to have a toolkit of back-to-school tips. Moreover, many teens are returning to an in-person classroom after months of remote schooling, which means they are especially nervous about going back to school.
Uplift offers peer support groups for children and teens in grades K-12th who have experienced the death of someone significant in their lives. Peer support and a caring adult presence help to reduce the feelings of isolation and loneliness that children often experience after death.
Uplift has multiple locations around the city of Philadelphia. Creative activities and games allow children to express their thoughts and feelings about death. All groups are divided by age and developmental level to best tailor our support programs. Uplift also offers caregiver groups at the same time to provide support for adults raising a grieving child.
All programs for grieving children and families are provided free of charge.
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