Support in a Safe Place
The Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences.
We provide support and training locally, nationally and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief. We are supported solely through private support from individuals, foundations and companies. The Dougy Center does not charge a fee for its services.
News & Events
Congratulations 2013 Porsche Boxster Winner!
Congratulations to ticket number #1902 for winning the 2013 Porsche Boxster Raffle!
Lucky ticket number #1902 won a 2013 Porsche Boxster valued at $59,055! The winning ticket was drawn at the Annual Dougy Center Reflection Benefit held on Friday, May 10, 2013 at the Portland Art Museum.
For the first time in 16 years, the stunned winner was present at the event!
Winner’s name and photos coming soon…
Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s raffle!
The Dougy Center’s Donna Schuurman receives 2013 ADEC clinical practice award
Dr. Donna Schuurman receives Clinical Practice Award
PORTLAND, OREGON MAY 6, 2013
Dr. Donna Schuurman has been awarded the 2013 Clinical Practice Award by the internationally respected Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC.) ADEC, one of the oldest organizations in the field of dying, death and bereavement, is dedicated to promoting excellence and diversity in death education, care of the dying, grief counseling and research.
Talking with Children about Tragic Events
Donna Schuurman, EdD, FT
The Dougy Center for Grieving Children
The 117th Boston Marathon kicked off with 26 seconds of silence in tribute to the 20 children and 6 adults murdered in Newtown, Connecticut just four months prior. No one could have predicted the tragic outcome four hours later at the Finish Line, as everyday runners swarmed into the embraces of their loving family and friends. Among those eager supporters was 8-year-old Martin Richard, tragically killed in the first bomb explosion, another casualty of yet another senseless public mass murder.
2013 Reflection Benefit
2013 Reflection Benefit Gala
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who participated in our event on Friday, May 10, at the Portland Art Museum. It was a great success and a wonderful evening!
Event details and photos coming soon…