Grief Support in Schools

The Academy offers grief groups for school-aged students, providing them the opportunity to connect with their peers as they learn and grow through their grief together. The six-week program aims to help children understand and normalize their own grief experiences, while also providing tools for coping.

The Academy is available to respond when a death occurs in the school community and can facilitate grief support as well as debriefing services in a group setting to students and staff alike. All of our Grief Support in Schools services are offered at no cost to any school (preK-12) in the community.

For the 2023-2024 school year, the Academy is providing school grief groups to the following schools:

  • Rock Creek Elementary School
  • Summit Middle School
  • Urbandale High School
  • Merrill Middle School
  • Perkins Elementary School
  • Meredith Middle School
  • Brody Middle School
  • Parkview Middle School
  • Johnston Middle School
  • Johnston High School
  • Valerius Elementary School
  • Goodrell Middle School
  • Stilwell Junior High
  • Hiatt Middle School