The loss of a parent through death, or a changed parental relationship through divorce or separation, is a traumatic experience for children of all ages. In dealing with these losses, they may become withdrawn, fearful, insecure, act out for no apparent reason, become confused or depressed, and often blame themselves.
Beginning Experience programs provide help and support to work through these emotions. A safe, secure environment allows caring acceptance and feelings of community to blossom. The aim of each program is to help sort out the feelings of loss and pain, while strengthening self-esteem and self-acceptance.
- Children’s Beginning Experience® is a Saturday-Sunday program for ages 8-12.
- Young People’s Beginning Experience® is a weekend program for ages 12-17.
- Young Adult Beginning Experience® is a weekend program for ages 18-25 and up.
- Who Am I Now? is a set of three six-week support programs for ages 5-8, 9-12, and 13-17