NCJW Offers Program For Grief-Stricken Children

The RAINBOWS support group program for children five to 12 years old grieving a
loss from a life-altering crisis such as death, divorce, separation,
abandonment or other painful family transition plans to meet at the
Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women in Livingston on on Mon., March 14, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and plans to meet once a week for ten weeks.

The program is offered free of charge, regardless of school
enrollment, religious affiliation, or town of residence.
Rainbows is an international nonprofit organization that provides peer
support to encourage children to express their feelings, and are assisted in
handling their grieving and adjustment process by caring, trained adults. It
is not counseling or therapy. Kids learn there are many others like them
dealing with the trauma of loss. Currently, the program is in elementary
schools, high schools, churches, synagogues, day care centers, and Y’s in 49
states, and 16 foreign countries.
Anyone interested in this program and wants to register a child or has any
questions should call the NCJW/Essex Center for Women at 973-994-4994 or
visit www. centerforwomenNJ.org. A free, optional parent information session
runs at the same time for those interested.
The Linda and Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women is a nonsectarian,
nonprofit community service sponsored by the NCJW Essex County Section that
works to improve the quality of life for women, children, families, and the
elderly.

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