Resources

FIND SUPPORT

Current Programs

MONDAYS

STARTING March 6th, 2023

Child Loss Grief Support Group

Location: ZOOM / EVERY OTHER MON 6-7 PM

To prepare, I encourage you to purchase Dr. Alan Wolfelt’s Understanding Your Grief, 2nd Edition and The Understanding Your Grief Journal, 2nd Edition. This support group will last 12 weeks. If you are unable to obtain the materials,  please mark the option on the form and we will send them to you. 

Please fill out the form below to receive the Zoom link for the weekly meeting.

WEDNESDAYS

Child Loss Grief Support Group

Location: HAMPTON InN, CLINTON MISSOURI / WED 6-7 pm

Losing a child is a uniquely challenging and devastating event. The child loss journey that follows can be isolating and leave you thinking you are alone in your feelings and experiences.

 
You are not alone. We refer to our grief as grief waves and tsunamis. We exist to help you navigate your way through. We have found great understanding, comfort, care and beautiful relationships that develop in our child loss community here at The Dalton House. We hope you will come cry with us, laugh with us, journey with us, and share your precious child with us.

Please fill out the form below so we can send you a card.

2023

FALL 2023

R.E.V.I.V.E. - 36 Week Resiliency Support Program for Children

Location: TBD
This program is free for kids and families

2023

FALL 2023

School-Based Counseling Services

Location: TBD
counseling services bill to insurance financial assistance available

Trauma Resources

We at The Dalton House have developed a 36 week, comprehensive support program, that meets children and families where they are.  Our unique approach teaches them ways to embrace a healthy mindset, learn coping tools, and make healthy choices, while having consistent school-based and community support. Each child will graduate from our program with an informed perspective of what they have experienced throughout their life and will develop tools in their toolbox that will assist them in their daily interactions. This will be accomplished using creative and engaging activities with their trusted staff members and peers. Our hope here at The Dalton House is that they will connect with others and realize they are not alone.

There are many misconceptions surrounding the word Trauma.  We have included a more comprehensive list in the table below that provides a more holistic presentation of where Trauma can manifest.

Nature

  • Hurricane
  • Tornado
  • House Fire
  • Violence

Violence

  • Repeated exposure to community violence
  • Domestic Violence:  Witnessing caregivers scream and physically aggress one another
  • Trauma resulting from medical experiences such as illnesses and hospitalizations

Neglect & Abuse

  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse

Life Changes

  • New School
  • Loss of a Parent
  • Loss of a Sibling
  • Loss of a Guardian
  • Sudden loss of a friend
  • Seeing or being in a car accident
  • Sudden loss of a home that provided security
  • Divorce
Children experience, react and process trauma in individual ways. For many children, trauma causes fear, nightmares, hyperactivity, inability to focus, isolation, avoidance, temper tantrums, trouble eating, sleep changes, refusal to be alone, or they can have toileting accidents.

Grief and Loss Resources

Videos

External Links

The Dalton House Emotion Palette