CASPER, Wyo. — Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions and the Nicolaysen Art Museum are partnering to offer “Where Art Meets Grief” support groups for youth ages 6–18.
“Grief care for children and teens is different than for adults due to the child’s developmental stages in life compared to what adults experienced about death,” Todd von Gunte, grief care coordinator with Central Wyoming Hospice, said in an announcement Tuesday. “Kids struggle to express themselves verbally regarding death and loss. Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions provides ‘Where Art Meets Grief’ to allow kids to express themselves through art and images.”
The support groups will meet at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming’s Main Club, 1701 East K St. in Casper. The meetings will begin in January 2023. The support group for ages 6–10 will meet from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. The group for ages 11–18 will meet from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.
The program is free and open to any youth in the community, Central Wyoming Hospice said.
In addition to the youth support groups, Central Wyoming Hospice will offer its adult Winter Grief Support Group from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting on Jan. 18. The meetings will happen at Central Wyoming Hospice’s administrative offices, 319 S. Wilson in Casper. The adult support groups are also free and open to the community.
“For more information and to register for ‘Where Art Meets Grief’ or the Winter Grief Support Group, please call Todd at (307) 577-4832 or email email@example.com,” the announcement said.