What is Hamilton's Academy of Grief and Loss?

Death and grief are common human experiences, yet these experiences tend to be different for every individual. As a result, Hamilton's Academy of Grief & Loss offers a wide variety of resources available to you and your family as you begin to work through your grief.
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Academy Events

Academy Events

Hamilton's Academy of Grief and Loss offers a variety of services to educate, support and connect with those who are grieving.
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Grief Support in Schools

School Grief Groups

  • The Academy offers school grief groups for school-aged students, providing grieving students the opportunity to connect with their peers as they learn and grow through their grief together at school.
  • The six-week curriculum aims to help children understand and normalize their own grief experiences, while also providing tools for coping.  Click here for more information on our Grief Group curriculum
  • If you know of a child that could benefit from a school grief group, please contact their school counselor for more information.

Crisis Response

  • The Academy is available to respond to crisis situations when a death occurs in the school community.
  • The Academy provides and facilitates grief support in a group setting to students and staff alike.
  • This service is offered free of charge to any school (pre K-12) in the community.

Professional Training

  • The Academy offers training to school faculty and staff for any grade level.
  • Training will equip school staff to help grieving children, proving education centered on developmental considerations and practical suggestions for supporting children in grief.
  • Professional Training is based on a sliding fee scale.

Printable Grief & Loss Resources

  • The Academy is pleased to offer a variety of printable resources pertaining to children and grief, as well as grief support in schools.

Click Here for Printable Grief & Loss Resources