The Children's Grief Center (CGC) of New Mexico offers free, facilitated peer support groups for young people ages 5-25 and their caregivers. Trained volunteers facilitate groups for the grieving families who depend on the Children's Grief Center for bereavement support after the death of a loved one. This training is open to non-volunteers, as it is CEU-certified!
“The best education I’ve received in childhood bereavement has been through the Children’s Grief Center.” – LMSW in Albuquerque
This two-day weekend training was created for our mighty Children’s Grief Center Volunteer Bereavement Facilitators, but is also available to the public and is accredited by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). The training is offered every year in January and August. With supervision and support, compassionate listeners from all walks of life serve as bereavement facilitators. Volunteer Support Group Facilitators are the backbone of our program. As one of our volunteers wrote, “This is the most rewarding thing I do.”
Training Dates: Jan.12-13, 2019 at the Children's Grief Center of New Mexico
To Register: Call (505) 323-0478 or go to https://childrensgrief.org/training/
There are two options for CEU seekers while learning how to support bereaved youth:
**Option 1: The entire two-day training ($260 for CEU seekers, $45 for Bereavement Facilitators)
13 CEUs (two of which are cultural CEUs) for the entire course, which includes information specific to guiding principles at the Children’s Grief Center and is required for those who wish to facilitate grief support groups at the Center.
-Role of the Support Group Facilitator
-Exploration of Personal Experience with Loss
*Includes all topics listed under 7.5 CEU option as well.*
**Option 2: One day of the two-day training ($150 for CEU seekers)
7.5 CEUs (two of which are Cultural CEUs) of core Childhood Bereavement Information
-4 Tasks of Grief
-Support Group Activities that facilitate sharing (Kid Fun!)
-Alumni Panel (hear what works and what doesn’t work form former CGC families)