Seasons for Growth is a school based program run for children who have experienced significant change or loss.
The program is based on the belief that change, loss and grief are a normal and valuable part of life. The children examine the impact of changes such as death, separation, divorce, and explore how to live with and grow from these experiences.
The core intentions of the program are the development of resilience and emotional literacy to promote social and emotional wellbeing. The program is educational in nature and does not provide therapy.
The imagery of the four seasons is used to illustrate that grief is cyclical, not a linear journey and it can have a clear end. Trained “Companions” facilitate small groups where participants share their experiences, and support and learn from one another. The support of peers is a key element of the program, and confidentiality is strongly emphasised.
Seasons for Growth Parent Program
This program provides an opportunity for you to reflect on the experience of separation and divorce from your child’s perspective, and to explore ideas and strategies that might help you support your child/ren through the changes happening in your family. This program is held over 2 x 2 hour sessions and is for parents only. More information about the program is available at the Good Grief website.