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Helping Young Hearts Heal

Caring Hearts Camp for children and teens who have recently experienced a loss due to the death of a family member or friend. This memorable experience provides children and youth with the opportunity to meet other children and teens who are also going through similar grief experiences, helping young people learn they are not alone. Check out our camp reports:  2020 Camp Impact Report and 2019 Camp Impact Report; 

Led by trained staff and volunteers, our program provides age-appropriate guided activities aimed at working through  grief, while also ensuring a fun and impactful experience.

If you are a parent seeking support please check out this online program:

Parenting Through Grief  online Tuesday May 25 - 7:00 p.m. 

Stacey Adelman M.Ed. Registered Psychologist and Shelby Shivak, M.A. Clinical Psychology, University of Regina, Ph. D. Practicum Student

This group is for you if you are parenting a child or teen through the grieving process due to the death of a loved one. This presentation will provide information about the grieving process for children and teens at various stages of development, and how you can support them in this process. A question and answer session will follow. To ensure confidentiality, please feel free to email questions to stacey@joshuatreelearning.com before the session begins.

Register here

Parenting Through Grief online Wednesday June 9 - 7:00 p.m.
Amy Stensrud M.Ed. Registered Psychologist and Shelby Shivak, M.A. Clinical Psychology, University of Regina, Ph. D. Practicum Student 

This group is for you if you are parenting a child or teen through the grieving process due to the death of a loved one. This presentation will provide information about the grieving process for children and teens at various stages of development, and how you can support them in this process. A question and answer session will follow. To ensure confidentiality, please feel free to email questions to amy@joshuatreelearning.com before the session begins. 

Register here

Interested in sending a young person to one of our day camps?

Caring Hearts Camp was first introduced into our province in 1997 when our organization saw the challenges so many families faced in coping with grief and loss. This year Caring Hearts is partnering with the Joshua Tree team to deliver a series of summer day camps. Thank you to the Community Initiatives Fund and our donors for providing financial resources to support this new initiative. All programs will be hosted at the Joshua Tree Learning Centre, at #208-3988 Albert Street in Regina.

There is no cost to participate in the programs.

Teen Grief Group - Stacey Adelman, Shelby Shivak, and Janet Valley - June 2, 9, 16, 23 - 6:00-7:30 - in person

This group is for any teenager experiencing grief due to the death of a loved one. Emotional support, strategies for coping and resources will be provided by Stacey Adelman M.Ed. Registered Psychologist and Shelby Shivak, M.A. Clinical Psychology, University of Regina, Ph. D. Practicum Student. 45 minutes of each class will incorporate yoga for grief, guided by Janet Valley, certified yoga instructor for children, teens and adults. Register here

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Kids Grief Group (10-12) - Stacey Adelman, Shelby Shivak, and Janet Valley - June 2, 9, 16, 23 - 4:00-5:30 - in person

 This group is for any child between the ages of 10 and 12 who is experiencing grief due to the death of a loved one. Emotional support, strategies for coping and resources will be provided by Stacey Adelman M.Ed. Registered Psychologist and Shelby Shivak, M.A. Clinical Psychology, University of Regina, Ph. D. Practicum Student. 45 minutes of each class will incorporate yoga for grief, guided by Janet Valley, certified yoga instructor for children, teens and adults..

Register here

 

Kids Grief Group (7-9) - Stacey Adelman, Shelby Shivak, and Patrick Hill - July 19, 20, 22, 23 - 10:30-12:00 - in person

This group is for any child between the ages of 7 and 9 who is experiencing grief due to the death of a loved one. Emotional support, strategies for coping and resources will be provided by Stacey Adelman M.Ed. Registered Psychologist and Shelby Shivak, M.A., Clinical Psychology, University of Regina, Ph. D. Practicum Student. 45 minutes of each class will incorporate mindful movement sequences guided by Patrick Hill, Certified Anat Baniel Method Practitioner. 

Register here

Teen Grief Art Therapy Group - Vanya Hanson, Shelby Shivek - July 26-July 30 - 10:30-12 - in person

This group is for any teen who is experiencing grief due to the death of a loved one. Each session participants will be guided  through therapeutic activities facilitated by professional counsellor and creative arts therapist, Vanya Hanson. Teens will also be supported by Shelby Shivak, M.A., University of Regina, Ph. D. Practicum Student in Clinical Psychology.

Register here

Kids Grief Art Therapy Group - Vanya Hanson, Shelby Shivek - August 9-13 - 10:30-12:00 - in person

This group is for any child between the ages of 10 and 12 who is experiencing grief due to the death of a loved one. Each session participants will be guided  through therapeutic activities facilitated by professional counsellor and creative arts therapist, Vanya Hanson. Children will also be supported by Shelby Shivak, M.A., University of Regina, Ph. D. Practicum Student in Clinical Psychology. Register here

Watch for more details about the Fall Day Camp- Sponsored by Conexus Credit Union and Donors

Double T Ranch - September 11 and 12

 

Postponed until August: Songwriters School of Rock Day Camp  Youth ages 14 – 17 Space is limited to 10 Please email contactus@caringheartssk.ca if you are interested in participating in this day camp.

Fundraising efforts through partnerships, events and donations are crucial in order to continue providing Caring Hearts Camp completely free of charge for children in communities throughout Saskatchewan. Thank you to the following partners who are helping heal young hearts, we could not run this essential program without YOU!

 Conexus Credit Union; Regina Men's Progress Club; Murray and Edna Forbes Foundation; individual donors.