International Summer Institute

International Summer Institute

Join Dougy Center’s knowledgeable staff for an opportunity to discover the fundamentals of developing and operating peer support groups for grieving children, teens, and families. Learn with colleagues from around the United States and beyond who plan to start or who have already directly established programs for grieving children.

Learn how to:

  1. Start a program like Dougy Center’s, including philosophies, policies, procedures, and staffing
  2. Gain understanding about the needs of grieving children, teens, and their families
  3. Develop skills in reflection, awareness, communication, and group facilitation
  4. Recruit, screen, train, place, and supervise volunteers
  5. Enroll families, place children in groups, use resource and referral services
  6. Design a program that fits the needs of your community

Information about the 2022 International Summer Institute will be available in early 2022.

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Annual Scholarships Available

In partnership with the New York Life Foundation, each year, Dougy Center awards four participants a full scholarship.

Congratulations to our 2021 International Summer Institute Scholarship recipients, Talia Mizrahi of Educare Center in Overland Park, KS; Annie Vaden of Children's Hospital in New Orleans, LA; Kelly Sweat of Norton Public Schools in Pawtucket, RI; and Kirsten Rian of Vancouver Wellness Studio in Vancouver, WA.

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Trained by Dougy Center

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