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Kate’s Club Connects (KC Connects) is the community outreach branch of Kate’s Club. These programs bring bereavement support services and grief education to the Greater Atlanta community through school outreach and community partnerships.

 

“Kate’s Club has been a wonderful, healing experience for the students. It provides them an opportunity to talk about their feelings, have a sense of community, and feel supported by peers with common experiences.”

– School Counselor

 

“Today my kiddos started an amazing grief group at school through Kate’s Club. They are looking forward to learning how to deal with this great loss and keep [their friend’s] memory alive. We are so grateful that our school has this amazing support.”

– Parent

 

“We have observed that the students who participate in group appear more relaxed, less confrontational, and are able to better focus on their school work.”

– School Counselor

“The opportunity to participate in grief counseling is dependent on so many factors; access to insurance, transportation and time. Having Kate’s Club at our school provides a critical service that our students may not otherwise be able to access. They have made a huge difference in the personal and academic growth of our students.”

– School Counselor

Professional Workshops & Trainings

Grief education training is available for school counselors, educators, social workers, medical professionals, and other professionals who work with children and families.

Trainings can be modified or created to fit the needs of your staff and the time allotted. Past training topics have included recognizing and support grieving students, building resilience in bereaved children, complicated grief, and special considerations for suicide loss.

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School-Based Grief Support Groups

These closed support groups offer intentional activities over the course of six weeks to support students who have experienced the death of anyone close to them. Groups take place at the school and meet once per week during the school day.

In the group, we define grief as a normal reaction to loss, provide a safe environment to share feelings, and discuss positive coping skills. Activities will highlight the importance of knowing we are not alone in difficult feelings, telling our unique story, and sharing emotions in healthy and creative ways.

Kate’s Club currently provides groups for students in elementary, middle, and high school.

Classroom Education Sessions

This one-time program focuses on educating children and teens about grief and loss. Participants engage in an interactive activity that normalizes feelings of grief and teaches participants how to help those who are grieving. This 45-minute activity promotes SEL skills as it invites students to reflect and share about emotions, empathy, respecting others, and relationship building.

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Crisis Response

Kate’s Club can respond with resources, consultation, and programming to assist schools and community organizations following a death within their community.

For more information, please email us or call us at 404-347-7619.

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