What is Cork's Place?
Cork's Place is designed for children ages 3 through 18 who are grieving the death of a loved one. The program provides a safe environment where children, teens and their families share experiences and find comfort as they move through their healing process. Staff members welcome opportunities to speak or provide in-service training to area civic, church, school and other organizations.
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How do I know if my child needs help?
SHORT TERM SIGNS OF GRIEF
- Nightmares or reoccurring dreams
- Depression or withdrawal
- Expressive anger or uncontrollable rages
- Inability to concentrate (especially in school)
- Isolation from others
- Over-dependency on one person
- Frequent illnesses
Source: Children’s Grief Center of Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis
POSSIBLE LONG TERM EFFECTS
Without help, effects of unresolved grief may continue for generations.
- Difficulty maintaining relationships
- Substance abuse
- Eating disorders
- Chronic depression
- Difficulty with vocational success
- Inability to find joy in life
Source: Mental health as described in Never the Same; Coming to terms with Death of a Parent, by Donna Schuurman
What makes Cork's Place so special?
Cork's Place features a large activity room, art room, volcano room and dramatic play area where powerful feelings and energy can be released in a way that is positive and fun.
How do I find out more?
To receive more information or register your child contact
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