FERNSIDE INC A CENTER FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN
Rating: 5 stars 1 1 review 180
Issues: Mental Health
Location: 4360 Cooper Road Suite 100 Cincinnati OH 45242 USA
Target demographics: grieving children and families
Programs: grief support groups for families, in schools and for special populations. We also provide community outreach and education for helping professionals, phone consulttions, camps and crisis response and support.
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Fernside serves grieving children and their families in Greater Cincinnati (which includes Northern Kentucky and SE Indiana). They charge nothing for any of their services, which include peer-support groups in the evenings (to accommodate families) and in schools; phone consultations for parents, family members, and other people in the community who want to help grieving kids; educational programs; camps; and more. This is a most unique organization in our region, because grief (especially children's grief) is such a challenging issue to address. For one thing, many if not most adults expect children to bounce back after someone dies; but the truth is unresolved grief can have lasting impact on a child and cause low self-esteem, difficulties in school and with relationships, and down the road, poor and risk-taking choices. As a counselor, myself, I am impressed with the professionalism, warmth, and genuineness of the Fernside staff, who are experts in children's grief.
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