Heroic Journey - A Program for Grieving Teens Coping with Loss Due to Death.
Thursday, September 26, 2013 • 4:15pm
if you are a teen or know a teen coping with loss due to death, please inform them of this one in a lifetime opportunity. Thank you to The New York Life Foundation for making this opportunity available.
Heroic Journey is a unique Outward Bound program specifically designed for teens coping with the death of a loved one. During this transformational seven-day wilderness adventure, participants experience powerful grief work activities woven into the context of the traditional Outward Bound curriculum. This adventure includes hiking, backpacking, or canoeing and a personal challenge day like rock climbing or high ropes, and much more.
It is not intended to be counseling or therapy. It is teens connecting and building supportive relationships with peers going through similar challenges in life. At its essence, it is an intentional wilderness adventure joined with grief processing and support activities for learning coping skills and building an ongoing supportive peer network.
Who? Grieving teens ages 14-18
DATES: October 7-13, 2013 Backpacking and Rockclimbing in the Delaware Water Gap.
Cost Only $40 **Remainder of tuition $1,375 is covered by the NY Life Foundation.
Deadline for Enrollments Monday, September 30, 2013
Mary Robinson, is the Founder and Executive Director of Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss in Westfield, NJ and the Founder and former Executive Director of Good Grief located in Morristown, NJ. Working and volunteering in the field of grief support since 1997, Ms. Robinson’s commitment is to ensure grieving children’s resiliency, emotional health and well-being. Mary has a BA in English and an MA in Applied Psychoanalysis, and holds a Certificate in Thanatology and is a certified Disaster Response Crisis Counselor. She is a member of the Association of Death Education and Counseling and the National Alliance for Grieving Children
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