Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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Do we have to wait long before we can attend a Pathways group?

The Pathways Coordinator will discuss the group with you and send forms to complete prior to attending the group. Once the forms are received by the coordinator, your family can participate in the next Pathways group that meets.

What happens in a peer grief support group?

Peer grief support groups are a safe space. Members choose to participate. Groups for children and teens involve discussion, play, and activities for expressing grief in a supportive group environment. Adult groups offer facilitated conversations about life after a death and supporting others who are grieving.

Where do I find resources and information?

Search for free information, books, tips, and activities we created for grieving pre-school and school-aged children and teens and for supporters of grievers.


How will we know when we’re done with the group?

If you need help deciding if your family is ready to close from your group, our Group Coordinators are happy to provide some guidance to assist with that decision.

Similar to how we recommend that adults and children/teens discuss whether they want to start a group at Dougy Center, we also suggest adults and children/teens make a shared decision about when they are ready to end your time at Dougy Center.