Chaplaincy Grief Care 2018 Spring Groups & Classes

Understanding Grief: An Introduction – Class
Thursday, February 22, 2018 – 12 Noon to 2:00 PM or 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 17, 2018 – 10 AM to 12 Noon
Thursday, April 19, 2018 – 12 Noon to 2:00 PM or 6:00 to 8:00 PM
*This class is offered monthly. Please call for future dates and times.
Please Call Cheryl at (509) 572-0593 or Wanda at (509) 783-6243 to register. This one time, two-hour session is open to grieving adults. It covers common grief reactions, uniqueness of each person’s grief, as well as healthy coping strategies. Includes a 30-minute DVD.

Coming to Terms with Loss Group
Tuesdays, April 10-June 12, 2018 – 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Please Call Cheryl at (509) 572-0593 or Wanda at (509) 783-6243 to register
This 10 week group is open to adults experiencing grief due to the death of a loved one. It is educational as well as supportive. Books available to borrow. May be purchased: $27

Widowed Support Group
Tuesdays, March 27 – May 29 – 12 Noon to 1:30 PM
OR
Wednesdays, April 10 – June 12 – 12 Noon to 1:30 PM
OR
Wednesdays, April 10 – June 12 – 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Next 10 week session starts in September 2018.
Please Call Cheryl at (509) 572-0593 or Wanda at (509) 783-6243 to register
This 10 week group welcomes widow, widowers, and partners who are experiencing grief due to the death of their loved one. Books available to borrow. May be purchased: $27

Cork’s Place Support Groups for Grieving Children, Teens and their Families
Sessions are specifically for children and adolescents ages 3 to 17 years. Ongoing groups meet regularly following the school year calendar. A separate support group for parents and guardians meets at the same time the children or teens are in their session.
Peer groups start again in September. Call Casey B. at (509) 783-7418 or (206) 280-6180 or Heather B. (509) 378-4898 for information.

Grieving Parent’s Support Group
2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month
6:00 to 7:30 PM
Spaulding Facility: 1480 Fowler St. Richland
Please call Craig at (509) 572-8349 for more information or to register
This group is available to adults experiencing grief due to the death of a child of any age.

First Year and Beyond: Drop-In Support Group
1st Thursday – 12 Noon to 1:30 PM
3rd Monday – 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Please call Cheryl at (509) 572-0593 or Wanda at (509) 783-6243 for location
This drop-in format provides support to those who have experienced the death of a spouse or partner without the commitment of a 10-week group. Come share a cup of coffee, tea, and refreshments while remembering your loved one and learning about grief. Feel free to invite a grieving friend or family member who has also experienced the death of a spouse or partner.

Chaplaincy Survivors of Suicide Support Group
1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month
6:00 to 7:30 PM
Entiat Facility: 2108 W. Entiat Ave., Kennewick
Please call Cheryl at (509) 572-0539 or Wanda at (509) 783-6243 to register
The loss of a loved one by suicide can be especially traumatic and affects individuals differently. Some choose to attend a group soon after the loss, while others may wait years. Wherever you are in the healing process, we invite you to come and join others who are on the same journey.
Books available to borrow. May be purchased: $27

Soul Injury: Liberating Unmourned Loss and Unforgiven Guilt Class
(CE credits available)
This class is open to any adult for any kind of a loss.
Location: Spaulding Facility at 1480 Fowler St., Richland
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Registration 8:45 – 9:00 AM
Program 9:00 – 10:30 AM
Break 10:30 – 10:40 AM
Discussion 10:40 – 11:10 AM
Please call Wanda at (509) 783-6243 for more information or to register.
National lecturer and author Deborah Grassman cared for more than 10,000 dying veterans over a 30-year career. Now she shares what those veterans taught her about the burden of Soul Injury, and emotional wound caused by unmourned loss and unforgiven guilt/ shame. Learn how Soul Injury has the potential to affect us all, long before a serious illness, and how to respond to Soul Injury during this thought-provoking educational program.

Hope for the Holidays Class
2018 Classes held in November and December. Dates to be determined
Please call Wanda at (509) 783-6243 to register
This one-time two hour session is open to grieving adults seeking information to better navigate the holiday season following a loss. The class offers practical, concrete suggestions to assist in managing the stress, loneliness and confusion that holidays can bring. Some of the topics covered include: setting boundaries on expectations; being flexible; recreating or changing traditions; bringing special touches of loved ones into the holidays; gifts and gift giving; and having some plan. Includes a 30-minute DVD.