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Healing Hearts

Children and Teen Grief Support Group

HSHS St. John's Hospital Centennial Hall 800 E Carpenter St | Springfield
In the event of a cancellation, we request that you notify us as soon as possible.
217-814-8295 ext. 20-55675

This support group is for any children age 5 - 18 who have lost a significant person in their life through death. The group is facilitated by Chaplain Dee Stern, Psy.D., grief therapist, licensed clinical professional counselor and author of two books on grief.

The youth will participate in small groups by age: 5-7 years old, 8-10 years old, 11-13 years old, 14-15 years old and 16-18 years old. Meetings will begin with a light refreshments followed by age-appropriate activities to help children discuss and process their feelings. These groups will be led by trained volunteers.

Caretakers and parents will meet with Chaplain Dee Stern while their children are meeting with their small groups.

Meetings include age-appropriate activities for children 5-18 years of age, light snacks and drinks, and an opportunity for parents to speak with Dr. Stern.

Through May 6 | Mondays | 5 to 7 p.m.

HSHS St. John's Hospital
800 E Carpenter St | Springfield
Parents will meet in the St. Clare room nearby.

June through August | Second and fourth Mondays | 5 to 5:45 p.m.

Southwind Park | Erin's Pavilion patio overlooking the lake
4965 S. 2nd St | Springfield

Weekly Monday meetings will resume September 9