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
Reflection Benefit Dinner & Auction 2015
2015 Reflection Benefit Dinner & Auction
Friday, May 8, 2015
The Portland Art Museum, Downtown Portland
Join us for the 2015 Annual Reflection Benefit Dinner & Auction. This fabulous evening includes a silent auction showcasing a gallery of children’s art, an elegant dinner and a live auction filled with unique packages.
The evening culminates with the announcement of the 2015 Porsche Boxster Raffle winner.
Win a Brand New Porsche Boxster (and $500)!
Tickets for the 18th annual Dougy Center Porsche Boxster raffle are now on sale. Buy a ticket. Help a grieving child.
The 2015 Porsche Boxster is valued at $54,215. Tickets are just $100 each, and only 2,000 tickets will be sold. Get your ticket today and be eligible for three $500 cash prize drawings!
Pathways Program for Families Facing Life-Shortening Illnesses
The Dougy Center for Grieving Children & Families announces the start of the Pathways Program for children, teens, young adults, and families facing a life-shortening illness.
The Pathways Program began its first support groups in late October 2014.
When does a broken heart become a mental disorder?
This statement was developed by a workgroup at the meeting of the International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement in Victoria, British Columbia on April 28 – May 3, 2013. You have full permission to translate the document into other languages, and to distribute it via websites, blogs, the media, and other venues. It is our intention that the message be shared widely.
When does a broken heart become a mental disorder? Rarely, if ever.
But don’t tell that to the American Psychiatric Association, which has just released its fifth version of the
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The DSM is a catalogue of mental disorders,
hundreds of them, each trailing a listing of symptoms. The manual informs selection of a diagnosis,
which is required by U.S. insurance companies for reimbursement for mental health care.