What We Do
Bi-weekly peer support groups for youth ages 3-18 and their parent/guardian who have experienced the death of a loved one.
An annual weekend experience for bereaved children and teens held each August to emphasize team building and peer support.
We are available for individuals and groups interested in education on children’s bereavement.
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SandCastles in Numbers
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Quality Grief Support
SandCastles offers grief support to children, teens, and families who have experienced the death of a loved one. SandCastles works as a preventative program to help children and teens learn how to grieve and cope with their loss in a constructive way. Expressing thoughts and emotions in a healthy way builds self-esteem in children and strengthens their ability to make positive life choices now and as adults.
SandCastles helped me to realize that no matter that happens, I will have someone to talk to about my grief.Jaden, age 11
SandCastles has helped my family in the grieving process. Without that support, my family probably would not be together.Dora, parent
Resources for Families & Professionals
Our Recent Posts
- Meaningful Check-Ins: What’s your High, Low, and Buffalo?I’ve spent some time these past few weeks reflecting on the special things that mean the most to me ~ trying to find hope in the positive, especially when things feel a bit overwhelming. I have found peace in my moments of gratitude ~ recognizing that the positive of this crisis is that many of … Continue reading Welcome to SandCastles!Read more
- Explaining Death to ChildrenIf we are born, we must die, but that doesn’t make either of those easy. Death, although a natural consequence to life, is so much more than just the physical components of the body dying. People’s lives impact us and if we are old enough to love, we are old enough to grieve. When we … Continue reading Welcome to SandCastles!Read more
- Joy SeekersWhen asked to offer some support to our families in the face of our recent pandemic, I immediately went to the idea of “JOY.” WHY? Because it is so the opposite of what we might be feeling right now, especially with the added loss of a loved one in our lives. I have often been … Continue reading Welcome to SandCastles!Read more