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NEWS | August 28, 2017

Young Adult Bereavement Art Group begins Sept. 20

(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 Tuesday evenings from Sept. 20 through Nov. 8. 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 Katie Lorain, art therapist for the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department at UC Davis Children's Hospital.

Those interested in participating should register before Sept. 18. For further information, please e-mail delewis@ucdavis.edu. The group is offered every spring and fall.

The group is made possible by a continuing grant from the Children's Miracle Network at UC Davis.

UC Davis Children's Hospital is the Sacramento region's only nationally ranked, comprehensive hospital providing care for 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 its critically ill patients, as well as the West Coast's only level I children's surgery center. 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. For more information, visit children.ucdavis.edu.