Consultation & Training Services by The Dougy Center
The Dougy Center offers a wide variety of workshops & training sessions on helping grieving children. Our program development trainings have directly helped start more than 160 centers nationally and internationally. Click here to find a program trained by The Dougy Center in your area. We also provide educational workshops for those working with grieving children in hospitals, schools, hospices, youth service organizations and mental health agencies across the nation.
Each summer, The Dougy Center offers the Summer Institute at our facility during the last week of July. The Summer Institute provides not only theory and skill development but also hands-on experience running peer-to-peer support groups for grieving children and teens.
On-Site or Phone Consultations
Receive individualized attention and get your most pressing questions answered through a consultation with The Dougy Center staff on-site or via the phone. The cost for consultations is $200 an hour. We regret that observing our peer-to-peer support groups is not an option, though we have instructive videotapes available.
Trainings in Your Community
Below is a list of commonly requested topics for trainings. Often, topics are combined based on the needs of the organization. Every training is customized for the audience.
Understanding and Helping Grieving Children & Teens - What children and teens experience after a death and what the adults in their lives can do to help.
Program Development - Learn all the basics needed to start and operate a grief support program for children, teens, and their families based on The Dougy Center model.
Group Facilitation Skills - Learn and develop the skills you’ll need to facilitate support groups for children, teens, and adults.
Instructor’s Training - Learn everything you need to train volunteers to facilitate support groups for grieving children. How to recruit, screen, train and supervise volunteer facilitators.
Successful Board Development & Fund-Raising for a Small Non-Profit - How to locate, motivate, and, if necessary, fire members of your board of directors.
Crisis Plans for Schools and Communities - Be prepared before crisis strikes. Learn how to develop and implement a crisis plan in your school or community.
When Violence Impacts a Community - Learn practical strategies to assist families following a murder, violent death or suicide.
The cost of training in your community is $2,400 U.S. per day plus travel expenses. Our non profit discounted rate is $1,600 per day, plus travel expenses. We have limited space for training opportunities at The Dougy Center in Portland, Oregon. The cost of these trainings is the same as above, plus $20 per participant per day, for food and supplies.