Healing Hearts at Hamilton's is a three session grief program especially for children which is held periodically throughout the year. This program is designed to help children begin to recognize and understand the many feelings associated with the death of someone loved. With adult support, children can continue to discover and develop lifelong skills for coping with loss as a part of life.
Healing Hearts is for first through sixth-graders and gives children a chance to interact with others their own age that have experienced the death of someone very dear to them. Through play, stories, games, songs, talking about feelings, art and conversations with a bunny puppet named "Hamilton," they find a comfortable place to express their thoughts and feelings.
This program is FREE and open to any child in the community. Pre-registration is required to ensure we have enough supplies and staff for the children attending the program.
For more information about this family program, click here!
To RSVP: HFHAcademy@HamiltonsFuneralHome.com; (515) 697-3666
Upcoming Healing Hearts Program
Summer of 2021
Register Online for Healing Hearts
Click here for a wide variety of Printable Handouts about talking to and supporting grieving children
Click here to listen to our episode of "The Widowed Parent Podcast" about supporting grieving children
Click here for the National Alliance for Grieving Children: GriefTalk Resource Guides
- Talking to Children about Death and Dying
- Talking to a Child or Teen to Let them know Someone has Died
- Talking about End of Life Memorials and Rituals
- Talking about Grieving as a Family