Mental Health, Crisis Intervention
Willow House's mission is to develop and provide supportive services for children, teens, young adults and families who are coping with grief and the death of a loved one, as well as to support schools and communities coping with grief and death.
2231 Lakeside Drive
Bannockburn, IL 60015 USA
Grief Support, Support Groups, School Outreach, Hope
Counseling Support Groups (F60)
Children's and Youth Services (P30)
Family Services (P40)
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Grief Support Groups
Grief Support Groups are at the core of Willow House programming, bringing together children, teens, young adults and families who share the profound experience of the death of a loved one. These groups provide a place in which the challenges and feelings of the grieving experience can be expressed, where loved ones are remembered and honored, and where families’ stories can be shared in a safe and non-judgmental place.
Willow House groups are offered at no charge.
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
School Outreach Program
Willow House school-based programs are designed to provide school personnel with the understanding and the tools they need to effectively support grieving students. Willow House has a long history of responding to schools needing immediate crisis intervention. As advocates for grieving children and teens, however, we believe that students are best served when schools are proactive in their efforts to educate staff about the needs of grieving children and teens. Schools can be a natural and comfortable setting for students in need. Well-informed teachers and school personnel can be an important source of support for grieving students.
Our services are provided at no cost and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your school community:
- Staff In-Services on “Understanding and Supporting the Needs of Grieving Students”
- Training/Workshops designed for school clinical staff
- 8 week In-School Grief Support Group Program
- Health Class Workshops on grief designed to help better understand the grieving process and feel more comfortable supporting a friend or classmate who is grieving
- Staff Support and Crisis Intervention
- Resource Referrals
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Outreach and Education
Another way in which Willow House advocates for grieving children, teens and families is by increasing awareness about this population – providing consultation and education about their unique and significant needs. This is accomplished through an assortment of services we offer to schools, churches, community groups, and corporations. We provide this service for any group who is working with and caring for children, teens and families who are or may one day be grieving the death of their mom, dad and spouse or sister, brother and child.
Educational and supportive programs include:
Professional Development Training
Our programs can be provided for lay-persons or fellow professionals, often in collaboration with a graduate or undergraduate program in one of the Chicago area universities. Willow House is also available to provide a range of services to those needing brief or comprehensive consultation as well as crisis intervention support.
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