New mourning group of psychological counselling of the Diakonie swords the psychological counselling of the Diakonie Schwerte has called a grief group, in which children can express their grief and process. Tears of children is one of the few projects of this kind in North Rhine-Westphalia. Angry shouting, increased need for attention or silly giggles. Children who have lost a loved one, behave in their mourning striking and even grieving adults often incomprehensible or even onerous. The psychological counselling of the Diakonie called a grief group swords, in which children can express their grief and process. Tears of children”is one of the few projects of this kind in North Rhine-Westphalia.
The family members so much with tackling the own grief are often employed the power lacking, to accompany the children in their mourning”, says Pastor Ruth Hansen, the the children’s grief group together with the social worker Stefanie Hinterberg directs. Children tears is a place where children are understood between 8 and 12 years of age in her grief and accepted. The need is great, says Stefanie rear mountain: children cope with losses completely differently than adults. Some are very aggressively, giggle others and laugh in very serious situations.” Especially for older children, it can be useful if you have a place where they can express their grief outside the familial. Through contact with peers who have suffered similar losses, the children learn community and can deal more intensively with the experienced. In the game, through creative work, tell stories or music-making the process of dealing with grief is encouraged and supported. Every 14 days on Tuesday from 16: 00 to 17:30 the meeting rooms of psychological counselling (great market Street 2) be held now from 18 November 2008. In the longer term, also a group for grieving young people is planned. Interested parties are invited to inform themselves at any time in the Diakonie under Tel. (02304)-939370.