What is Seasons for Growth®?
Seasons for Growth® is based on the belief that change and loss are part of life and grief is a normal response to these losses. Children, young people and adults need the opportunity to learn about how death, separation, divorce or other significant loss events may impact on their lives. The Seasons for Growth® programs provide an opportunity for participants to learn the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to understand and respond well to such experiences.
The Seasons for Growth® Children and Young People’s Program:
Supports children and young people to understand and respond well to the issues they experience as a result of death, separation, divorce or other significant change and loss in their lives.
Assists children and young people to understand that their feelings and other reactions are normal.
Develops skills for coping, problem solving and decision making
Builds a peer support network
Helps restore self-confidence and self-esteem
Educates children and young people about the grief process.
In Highland we have over 100 trained children and young people’s companions. If you think that your child would benefit from taking part in a Seasons Programme please contact your school in the first instance to find out if they offer it.
Even if they don’t, we can support them to have staff trained and begin their own Seasons journey.