The Footprints schedule is one hour a day, once a week, for ten (10) weeks and scheduled on an as needed
basis. All activities and sessions will be conducted in a group format led by three (3) trained, non-related adult volunteers with
6 or 8 children in each group. All staff volunteers/facilitators are trained in the overall process, in the specifics of the activities,
and how to recognize and work with the grieving children.
We put children in peer support groups with other children their age
who have gone through similar losses. The activities and games are designed to help children understand their emotions and began to
deal with them. All activities and games are group-based emphasizing the theme of "You are not alone."
Getting the parents involved
in the healing process is a huge key in the child’s success. While the children’s sessions are being conducted, a session for the
parent or guardians with a facilitator trained to answer questions will also be provided on site.
The children's sessions emphasize
confidentiality and safety so no one is allowed to go in or out during the sessions. However, during the sessions, additional trainedFootprints Supervisors are on site to brief the adults on exactly what is occurring in each session and what they might expect from
their child following the session.
Enrollment is open for classes beginning September 14 at the
YMCA in Round Rock.
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Footprints Mission Statement
The Footprints Ministry’s mission is to serve children dealing with grief in an environment
that is safe and accepting of all emotions and to help the child identify and begin to understand and deal with the emotions regarding
the loss of a loved one from death or divorce.
What is Footprints
Footprints Children's Grief Ministry is a free community-wide program
serving children between the ages of 6 and 18 and their families who are experiencing grief and loss due to death or divorce.
provide a safe caring environment in which children can learn to identify and cope with their emotions. Most importantly children
can learn that "You are not alone."
Footprints Children's Grief Ministry, Inc. --- 402A West Palm Valley Blvd. Suite 335 --- Round Rock, TX 78664
Serving all of Central Texas including Austin, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Georgetown, Lakeway, Cedar Park, Leander
"A workshop for children experiencing grief and loss"
Children's Grief Ministry