Kaweah Delta Hospice set to host four-week bereavement support program for children
Kaweah Delta Hospice set to host four-week bereavement support program
VISALIA – Children who have experienced the significant death of
a loved one will have the opportunity to learn how to communicate their
feelings during this difficult time thanks to a new four-week support
group sponsored by Kaweah Delta Hospice. The free support group will begin
on Tuesday, Feb. 5.
“Like adults, children need help when experiencing loss. It’s
important that they have the tools that can help them acknowledge and
adjust to their loss so that they can grieve and mourn in a healthy way,”
said Kent Mishler, Director of Chaplain Services at Kaweah Delta. “We
want to be able to help these children and their families in their grief
The one-hour support group is called CUBS, which stands for Children Under
Bereavement Support. It will take place weekly on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.
in Visalia, but RSVP is required by calling 559-733-0642 or by e-mailing
This unique support group is designed to help children who have experienced
the significant death of a loved one including, but not limited to a grandparent,
an aunt, an uncle, a sibling, a parent or another significant person.
They will learn tools to help them communicate their feelings and understand
that they are still loved and that there are people around them to help
when they feel sad.
The significant adult who brings the child to the support group will also
receive help in the process. They will be required to attend an adult
program that will help them learn what their child is going through and
provide them with some tips to help them with their own grief as well.