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updated: 12/28/2012 7:27 PM

Willow House seeks volunteers for youth support groups

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R. Johnson

Willow House provides support to children, teens and their parents coping with grief and the death of their mom, dad and spouse or their sister, brother and child. Peer support groups are offered in Chicago, Arlington Heights, Libertyville and Riverwoods.

Support groups for Children and Teens are co-facilitated by trained Volunteer Group Facilitators. A comprehensive training is offered 2 or 3 times annually and includes:

•An experiential and instructive guiding framework for understanding the grief and loss experience of children, teens and families

•Reviews of educational information and research regarding children and grief

•Instruction on how to be an effective peer support group facilitator.

The next 20 hour training will be offered in early 2013

Saturday Jan. 26th -- 9:00am to 4:00pm

Wednesday Jan. 30th -- 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Saturday Feb. 2nd -- 9:00am to 4:00pm

Wednesday Feb. 30th -- 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Trainings are held at the Willow House Center in Riverwoods. A $50 donation is requested to help cover costs of materials & other training expenses. Upon completion of the training, volunteers are asked to make a commitment to facilitate at least one group monthly for one year.

For additional information about Willow House, becoming a Volunteer Facilitator and to facilitate your enrollment in this training, please contact Program Coordinator Ruth at Ruthannjohnson@willowhouse.org or 847.236-9300 ext 206 and visit our website.

www.willowhouse.org

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