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When a Parent Dies: A grief group for bereaved spouses and children

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CST


The Cancer Wellness Center is offering a weekly family grief program for bereaved spouses and children from February 8th through March 1st.  This in-person program will be at the Cancer Wellness Center, Wednesday evenings at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm with dinner included.

Elyssa Siegel, CCLS, and Alyssa Friedberg, MEd, CCLS, will facilitate sessions aimed at helping kids cope with their grief after losing a parent. During each session we will work on emotional expressive activities and create a community in a safe space to share feelings.

Concurrent sessions for adults will be facilitated by Mark Livshots, MA, LPC, and Stephanie Aaron, MA, LCSW.  The group for adults will meet during session 1, 3, and 4, and parents are welcome to stay at the Center to mingle informally with the other group parents during session 2.  During the sessions, parents will have the opportunity to come together to connect with other widowed parents to explore and discuss the unique challenges of being a bereaved mother or father, and join with the children at the end to commemorate the completion of the program.

Week 1 – Parent Session and Child Session

Week 2 – Child session, and parents are encouraged to stay to connect with each other.

Week 3 – Parent Session and Child Session

Week 4 – A 2-hour Parent Session and Child Session

For questions about the program, please contact Elyssa Siegel, CCLS at esiegel@cancerwellness.org

Session dates February 8, 15, 22, and March 1.

**Please note:

  • This is an in-person event with dinner included.  Attendance is highly recommended for each session.
  • A separate registration is required for each family member. 
  • Registration closes on  February 7 at 8:00 pm
  • Face masks are required in the building.


Wednesday, February 8, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CST
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Cancer Wellness Center Northbrook
215 Revere Dr
Northbrook, IL 60062 United States
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