What is Hamilton's Academy of Grief and Loss?

Death and grief are common human experiences, yet these experiences tend to be different for every individual. As a result, Hamilton's Academy of Grief & Loss offers a wide variety of resources available to you and your family as you begin to work through your grief.
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Academy of Grief and Loss
Academy Events

Academy Events

Hamilton's Academy of Grief and Loss offers a variety of services to educate, support and connect with those who are grieving.
Community Events

Community Events

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Grief Support in Schools

School Grief Groups

  • The Academy offers school grief groups for school-aged students, providing grieving students the opportunity to connect with their peers as they learn and grow through their grief together at school.
  • The six-week curriculum aims to help children understand and normalize their own grief experiences, while also providing tools for coping.  
For the 2018 Spring School Semester, the Academy is providing 
school grief groups in the following schools:

Pleasant Hill Elementary School
Harding Middle School
Merrill Middle School
Pella Community Middle School
Prairieview Middle School
Lincoln RAILS Academy

If you know of a child that could benefit from a school grief group,
please contact their school counselor for more information.

Crisis Response and Debriefing

  • The Academy is available to respond to crisis situations when a death occurs in the school community.
  • The Academy provides and facilitates grief support as well as debriefing services in a group setting to students and staff alike.
  • This service is offered free of charge to any school (pre K-12) in the community.

Professional Training

  • The Academy offers training to school faculty and staff for any grade level.
  • Training will equip school staff to help grieving children, proving education centered on developmental considerations and practical suggestions for supporting children in grief.
  • Professional Training is based on a sliding fee scale.

Printable Grief & Loss Resources

  • The Academy is pleased to offer a variety of printable resources pertaining to children and grief, as well as grief support in schools.

Click Here for Printable Grief & Loss Resources