School Programs

 

Cleveland

SUPPORT | Children spend a significant portion of their day in the school environment. For this reason, school staff members are often placed in primary support roles with students grieving the loss of a loved one. Cornerstone of Hope seeks to come alongside schools, providing grief support and education services for staff, students, and families.

 

Cornerstone of Hope Provides:

  • Initial Phone Consultation to determine appropriate needs and resources
  • Free Grief Education Materials for staff, students, and families
  • Grief Support Groups for students
  • Initial Debriefing with Staff after a loss
  • Information on current and upcoming Grief Services and Events for students and families taking place at Cornerstone of Hope

 

IN-SCHOOL GROUPS

Arts based therapy support group designed to help children and adolescents who have experienced the death of a loved one. Groups last eight weeks for approximately 60 minutes. Groups are designed for 4-8 children or teens and are offered for grades 1 through 12. Groups will be determined by age and developmental appropriateness. Groups are based on staff availability.

 

Social emotional learning competencies addressed:

  • Increase self-awareness of one’s own grief reactions
  • Explore how grief affects the whole person
  • Educate about common emotional, mental, physical, spiritual and behavioral grief reactions
  • Provide a healthy and age appropriate outlet for strong emotions
  • Provide positive coping skills for participants to manage their emotions and behaviors to achieve their goals
  • Provide memorial art therapy interventions
  • Provide a supportive environment amongst student peers, increasing student’s sense of support within the school community

 

TRAINING | Cornerstone of Hope contracts with schools to provide in-service training for school professionals. A licensed professional from Cornerstone will provide trainings in any of the following formats:

  • Customized Staff Grief Training
  • Crisis Training for Districts or Individual Schools
  • Customized Student Education Programs
  • Customized Parent Education Programs

 

CONSULTATION | Cornerstone of Hope contracts with schools to provide on-site and phone consultation for school personal. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Best practices for Communication with students and families
  • Best Practices for supporting school staff following a loss
  • Best Practices for supporting students and families following a loss
  • Best practices for memorial and remembrance activities
  • On-going phone consultation with administrative and counseling staff working with grieving students and families

 

To Learn More about Cornerstone of Hope’s School Programs, please contact 216.524.4673.