Young Adults Retreat
Providing skills to deal with grief, developing increased independence, self-expression and individual growth
For a child, losing a parent changes life forever. It shakes the foundation and sense of safety that every child relies on, and it changes the family structure. The Young Adult Retreat was designed to help young people gain knowledge and skills to understand and deal with grief and to build supports as they move forward into full independence.
“Sharing our stories and hearing how others deal with grief lets me know I’m not alone.”
“I have longed for the chance to connect with other survivors my own age. This weekend was exactly what I needed.”
“For the first time since my father died when I was very young, I was surrounded by people who I could relate to. The amount of support, compassion, and love I received from strangers who are now family is indescribable.”
“I felt safe enough to say aloud much of what I’ve thought for years.”
For information contact Jenny Woodall at [email protected].
Outward Bound USA
This exciting life-changing adventure is specifically designed for youth coping with the death of a loved one. Outward Bound encourages self-expression in a safe environment and helps participants find healing. It is a course that challenges you to discover your inner strength. Those who have completed the course have reported increased self-confidence, self-esteem, and teamwork skills.