STARTING April 20, 2023
Child Loss Grief Support Group
Location: ZOOM / EVERY THURSDAY 6-7 PM
This group is FREE and is for parents who have lost children. We are sorry for the circumstances, loss and pain that brought you here, but so thankful you found us.
Each loss is incredibly unique and not one grief journey is the same. We do not pretend to understand the uniqueness of your journey through grief and loss, but we can say, many parts of your journey are familiar to us. We know the pain of losing our only son, leaving our family devastated and fundamentally changed forever. We also have learned; there is no way around loss, only through. You are in your Wilderness of Grief and we are here to walk with you as we navigate our journeys together. We look forward to getting to know you.
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 23 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 by text message and email one week before the meeting begins.
Child Loss Grief Support Group
Location: HAMPTON InN, CLINTON MISSOURI / WED 6-8 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.
R.E.V.I.V.E. - 36 Week Resiliency Support Program for Children
This program is free for kids and families
School-Based Counseling Services
counseling services bill to insurance
financial assistance available
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.
- House Fire
- 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
- 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
Children experience, react and process trauma in individual ways. For many children, trauma causes symptoms like physical and verbal aggression, chemical use and abuse, paralyzing and intense fear, nightmares, intrusive thoughts, feeling hopeless, feeling numb, chronic pain and/or headaches, hyperactivity, inability to focus, isolation, avoidance, temper tantrums, trouble eating, overeating, sleep changes, toileting accidents, or refusal to be alone, etc.
If your child is experiencing symptoms or has experienced traumatic events, we are here to partner with you on your child’s journey to healing. We are here for your family.