The Children's Bereavement Center provides free Peer Support Groups for children, young adults, and adult caregivers after the death of a loved one. Groups are open to anyone who has lost a parent, sibling, grandparent, relative, or friend as a result of illness, accident, suicide, or homicide. Losses can be recent or in years past. Groups are held on Monday evenings in Coconut Grove, Tuesday evenings in Miami Shores and Palm Beach, and Wednesday evenings in Doral and Broward throughout the school year. Groups are open to children age 5 through young adult as well as adult caregivers. Adult support groups are available in both English and Spanish. Free pizza dinner is also provided prior to groups. Families must attend Orientation (held monthly) prior to attending. Participants can contact the CBC office at 305-668-4902 for information or to register.
The Children’s Bereavement Center provides our Bereavement Support Groups at locations in Miami-Dade and Broward, and is excited to open a new site beginning in September 2017 in Palm Beach.
Due to the damage Ransom Everglades suffered from hurricane Irma, we have temporarily moved our groups to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade.
Belen Jesuit Preparatory School
Miami Country Day School
Nova Southeastern University's Mailman Segal Center for Human Development
Franklin Academy Charter School
The CBC also offers support groups for adults who play a significant role in a child's life and adults with personal loss. The CBC offers:
- Parent/Caregiver support groups (grieving the loss of a child, spouse, friend or relative) in English and Spanish (CBC en espanol). See the Family Groups page for site information.
- Adult support groups (CBC supported or community based referral) for adults with no participating children.
* Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, Ransom Everglades School, Miami Country Day School, Belen Jesuit Preparatory School, NOVA Southeastern University, Franklin Academy Charter School, St. Bede Episcopal Chapel, Temple Beth Sholom, and Temple Judea generously donate rooms for our groups.