Join Dougy Center for the 2024 International Summer Institute

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The 2024 International Summer Institute is set for July 22 - 26
Dougy Center in Portland, Oregon

Join Dougy Center’s knowledgeable staff for an opportunity to learn the basics about The Dougy Center Model, a world renowned peer grief support model for children, teens, and their families. You’ll be joined by dynamic colleagues from across the United States and beyond who plan to implement The Dougy Center Model in their community.

Learn how to:

  1. Implement The Dougy Center Model in your community, including an overview of philosophies, best practices, and procedures
  2. Identify the core principles and tenets of grief-informed best practices
  3. Develop awareness of personal beliefs, biases, and attitudes about loss and grief
  4. Gain an understanding about the needs of children, teens, and families who are grieving
  5. Develop skills in reflection, awareness, communication, and group facilitation
  6. Consider various outreach efforts to recruit participants and volunteers
  7. Offer a peer grief support program based on The Dougy Center Model to meet the needs of children, teens, and families in your community who are grieving

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Scholarships Available for the 2024 International Summer Institute

In partnership with the New York Life Foundation, each year, Dougy Center awards four International Summer Institute participants with a scholarship for free tuition, a waiver of $1,650. In addition to completing the application form, applicants will be required to submit supporting documentation and an essay. Applications must be received by April 8, 2024.

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At Dougy Center, we value relationships and connection. We intentionally aim to create spaces where people can be heard, valued, and connect with one another. As such, we are capping participation at 20 participants in order to achieve an optimal experience for all participants. Those who register after we reach capacity will be added to a waiting list.

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