Good Grief Program
72 E Concord St.
Boston, MA 02118

Region: Boston

Also serving: Central, MetroWest, Northeast, Southeast, Western

Good Grief Program

Description of resource: For more than 20 years the Good Grief Program at Boston Medical Center, has offered trainings, information, and consultative services to the educators, professionals and families who are uniquely positioned to support children as they face significant loss. Based on the premise that with crisis comes an opportunity to develop, strengthen, and master coping skills, the mission of Good Grief is to promote children's resiliency in times of need. This is achieved through equipping children and the adults that support them with developmentally-informed knowledge, language, and strategies that will assist them in positively coping with their grief.

The Good Grief Program provides workshops throughout the state for schools, parents and community groups, crisis intervention and development of a crisis protocol to help children develop coping skills around death, dying and loss. The CIRCLE, a project of The Good Grief Program, provides a comprehensive family bereavement support program after the death of a loved one. The CIRCLE has programs in Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Hingham and a CIRCLE for families who had a loved one die on Sept. 11th. We also provide Heart to Heart consultations at Boston Medical Center. Heart to Heart is a free one hour psycho-educational approach for adults to help their children before or after the loss of a loved one.

Support Groups: Bereavement: Child/Adolescent
Counseling: Bereavement: Individual, Family; Disability; Heart-to-Heart Program; Crisis Counseling; School/Community Training

Contact: Lauren Bartolotti, M.A., Program Coordinator
Phone: 617.414.4005


Services provided:

Bereavement Bereavement
Children Children
Education Education
Support Group/Counseling Support Group/Counseling