NEWS | January 31, 2012

Parents bereavement support group begins Feb. 27


A support group for parents who have lost a child will be offered for eight weeks by UC Davis Hospice, starting in February.

The sessions, specifically for parents who have lost a child 21 years old or younger, will be held on eight consecutive Monday evenings from Feb. 27 through April 16.

Each session will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at the UC Davis Home Care Services Building, 3630 Business Drive, Suite F, Sacramento.

Among the topics to be covered during the eight sessions are

  • Acknowledging and understanding grief
  • Expressing and accepting feelings
  • Role changes
  • Stress and coping
  • Developing supportive relationships

The group is free of charge and space is limited. For more information or to register, please call 916-734-1139 or email Support groups for young adults, age 17 to 24, and to the general adult population are also available.

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