Our Programs

Therapeutic Grief Support

Lost & Found Grief Center has almost 20 years of  experience in the field of grief and provides a full range of grief support for children, families, young adults, and adults. As a comprehensive grief center we implement a structured routine that is research-based in order to provide emotional safety, especially for children. We care for each child, family, young adult and adult with personalized care to ensure that the correct program is selected for the individual. If Lost & Found's programs are not the best fit for your situation, we will do our best to help you find the program outside of the agency that is the best fit for you.

Lost & Found Grief Center offers therapeutic grief support groups, at no cost and individual counseling, for a fee. All groups are led by a professional with a Masters Degree in Counseling or Social Work and all individual counseling sessions are with a professional with grief experience that has a Masters Degree in Counseling or is a Licensed Professional Counselor.   

Therapeutic Grief Support Groups

  • Children (Ages 4-18): For children grieving the loss of a parent, caregiver, or sibling; with a concurrent parent/caregiver group
  • Young Adults: For 18-30 year olds grieving the loss of a family member
  • Adults: For those grieving the loss of a child under 18 living in the home, young adult child, or spouse of many years

Individual Grief Counseling

  • For a fee
  • Ages 4 & up
  • Grieving the death of a loved one

If you are interested in finding out more about our therapeutic grief support programs, please call (417) 865-9998 or fill out the contact form here.

Grief Support Workshops

Suicide Loss- Click Here to Register

  • 2018 Dates: August 14
  • 6:30 to 8pm at Lost & Found Grief Center
  • Interactive workshop will allow time for discussion and questions
  • Registration required prior to workshop date

This workshop will explore complication suicide death brings to the grieving process. The goal is to provide a caring, understanding environment in which to explore the impact of suicide on survivors and learn coping strategies. 

You will learn:

  • Common responses for survivors of suicide, including guilt, questions, and harmful responses from others
  • Coping strategies for dealing with the complicated grief of suicide loss
  • Effective communication strategies for addressing the stigma surrounding suicide 

Grandparent & Extended Family Loss-September Registration Not Yet Available

  • September 11
  • 6:30 to 8pm at Lost & Found Grief Center
  • Interactive workshop will allow time for discussion and questions
  • Registration required prior to workshop date

This workshop is designed for parents/caregivers to provide education and suggestions for activities to assist children in dealing with the grief of a grandparent or extended family member. 

You will learn:

  • Common grief responses for different developmental ages
  • Strategies for communicating with children about loss
  • Activities to help children deal with loss and focus on memories of the deceased

Perinatal Loss- Registration Not Yet Available

  • 2018 Dates: October 9
  • 6:30 to 8pm at Lost & Found Grief Center
  • Registration required prior to workshop date
  • Interactive workshop will allow time for discussion and questions

This workshop will address the complicated grief of miscarriage, still birth, and neonatal death. Our goal is to provide a caring, understanding environment in which you can explore and normalize common responses to perinatal loss and learn coping strategies to lessen potential long-term negative consequences. 

You will learn:

  • Complicating factors for the grieving process with neonatal loss
  • Coping strategies for mother, father, and other children in the home
  • Differing male and female responses to this type of loss
  • Healthy ways to commemorate this child, while moving forward into the future

Holidays & Grief- Registration Not Yet Available 

  • Tuesday, November 6
  • 6 to 8:30 pm at The Library Center (4653 S. Campbell)
  • Interactive workshop will allow time for discussion and questions
  • Registration required prior to workshop date

This workshop is designed for individuals struggling to face the holidays while grieving. We will explore common grief responses, holiday grief triggers, and strategies for getting through the holidays. Participants will learn ways to adjust holiday traditions to reduce the physical and emotional demands and will explore ways to honor the memory of the deceased in the holidays. Each participant will have the opportunity to make a commemorative ornament to take home. Seating is limited; registration required.

 

Game Day
Children's Grief Awareness Day
Evening of Hope