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NEWS | August 23, 2013

UC Davis offers Young Adult Bereavement Art Group

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.)

The UC Davis Hospice Program and UC Davis Children's Hospital Bereavement Program will offer an eight-week Young Adult Bereavement Art Group for individuals 17 to 24 who are coping with the recent loss of a loved one.

The sessions will be held on eight consecutive Monday evenings from Sept. 16 through Nov. 4. Each session will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the UC Davis Home Care Services Building, 3630 Business Drive, Suite F, Sacramento, Calif.

The discussions will address such topics as acknowledging and understanding grief, expressing and accepting one’s feelings, changing roles, coping with stress and developing supportive relationships.

There is no cost for participation. The facilitators will be Don Lewis, bereavement and volunteer coordinator for the hospice program, and Hannah Hunter, art therapist for the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapies Department at UC Davis Children's Hospital.

Those interested in participating should register before Sept. 13.  For further information, please e-mail Hannah Hunter.

The group is offered every spring and fall. Hunter may be contacted at any time for information about the program. The group is made possible by a continuing grant from the Children's Miracle Network.

UC Davis Children's Hospital is the Sacramento region's only nationally ranked, comprehensive hospital for children, serving infants, children, adolescents and young adults with primary, subspecialty and critical care. It includes the Central Valley's only pediatric emergency department and Level I pediatric trauma center, which offers the highest level of care for critically ill children. The 129-bed children's hospital includes the state-of-the-art 49-bed neonatal and 24-bed pediatric intensive care and pediatric cardiac intensive care units. With more than 120 physicians in 33 subspecialties, UC Davis Children's Hospital has more than 74,000 clinic and hospital visits and 13,000 emergency department visits each year. For more information, visit children.ucdavis.edu.