Grief Group

Dear Parents or Guardian:

East Middle School counselor, Dacia Ritterbush, in cooperation with Joni Beckner from Hope West Kids, will co-facilitate a grief group for students at East Middle School.


Any student at East Middle School who has experienced the death of a special person is welcome and encouraged to attend.  There are no limitations to attendance such as relationship to the deceased, the length of time since the death, or the cause of death.  The only criteria are that the student feels the death has impacted their life in a significant way. 


Each session will include grief education and small group discussion. Activities such as writing, art, and literature will assist participants in coping with issues of grief and loss.  Grief group will start on November 7th and continue through January 16th.  The group meets once a week on Wednesday from 7:30-8:15.    


Please sign the consent form linked below if

your child wishes to attend.


Call Mrs. Ritterbush


for more information.