However, for our children, their grief-losses too often include the loss of biological parents, grandparents, and other relatives. The loss of a familiar home, along with the intangible losses of safety and trust, contribute to a loss of dreams, expectations, and hopes. Their parents and relatives so often suffer what is perhaps the deepest wound they can experience: the loss of their children.
Foster parents, who open their hearts and homes to these children, are too often not equipped with tools to truly help the children in their care. Because over twenty years of research has proven that Grief Recovery skills truly work, we have trained and certified six of our staff members as Grief Recovery Specialists. This represents, by far, the greatest investment of our time and resources into any one program. Why? We are thoroughly convinced that these practical steps help families and children reach emotional completion and wholeness. Participants also acquire a skill set that will enable them to reconcile losses in the future.