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Willow House needs Volunteer Facilitators for Children's & Teen's Support Groups

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Willow House

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

Support groups for Children and Teens are co-facilitated by trained Volunteer Group Facilitators. A 20-hour 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 training session will be offered in June 2013

Saturday, June 8th 9 am -- 4 pm

Wednesday, June 12th 6 pm -- 9 pm

Saturday, June 15th 9 am - 4 pm

Wednesday, June 19th 6 pm -- 9 pm

*Please Note: You must attend all listed training sessions

Trainings are held at the Willow House Center located at 300 Saunders Road, Riverwoods, IL 60015

A $50 one-time donation is requested to help cover costs of materials & other training expenses. Upon completion of the training, Volunteer Facilitators are asked to make a commitment to co-facilitate at least one group monthly for one year.

To initiate your enrollment in our Facilitator Training, please go to and complete our Volunteer Facilitator Application located in the Volunteer tab.

For additional information about Willow House or becoming a Volunteer Facilitator, please contact us at 847.236-9300 or