News from Dougy Center, February 2024

Upcoming Events

27th Annual Porsche Boxster Raffle

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Reflection Benefit & Auction

May 10, 2024

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Dougy Center Grief Education Webinars:

Flawed Foundations, Deconstructing Three Contemporary Grief Constructs

February 8, 2024

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It's Complicated: Death, Grief, and Estranged Relationships

March 7, 2024

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Celebrating 9 years and 1 million downloads!

Dougy Center partners with Sesame Street on new grief resources for families

In an effort to support parents and caregivers of young children who are grieving, Sesame Street Workshop recently released new interactive resources for adults in English and Spanish. We're thrilled to share that the new online toolkit features Dougy Center’s Director of Equity & Community Outreach, Cristina Chipriano, L.C.S.W., who provides information and tips on how caregivers can support preschoolers and provide selfcare for themselves. You can find the entire resource here.

Last November, Sesame Street Workshop also launched a toolkit for children, featuring videos, activities, and more. All resources are free and available here.

Dougy Center has worked with Sesame Street Workshop since 2010 on resources relating to children, families, and grief. These new toolkits, funded by the New York Life Foundation, will help children and the adults who care for them learn ways to manage the emotions and changes that come with grief after someone dies. They are designed to provide comfort to children experiencing grief, information on different ways grief is expressed, and ways families can cope with and communicate about grief.

Registration now open for the 2024 International Summer Institute

Registration is now open for Dougy Center's 2024 International Summer Institute, July 22-26 in Portland, Oregon.

Join Dougy Center’s knowledgeable staff for an opportunity to learn the basics about The Dougy Center Model™, a world renowned peer grief support model for children, teens, and their families. You’ll be joined by dynamic colleagues from across the United States and beyond who plan to implement The Dougy Center Model in their community. Find more information here.

In partnership with the New York Life Foundation, Dougy Center is awarding four International Summer Institute scholarships for free tuition, a waiver of $1,650. In addition to completing the application form, applicants will be required to submit supporting documentation and an essay. Applications must be received by April 8, 2024. Find the application here.

At Dougy Center, we intentionally aim to create spaces where people can be heard, valued, and connect with one another. As such, we are capping participation at 20 participants in order to achieve an optimal experience for all participants.

Save the date for Reflection

You're invited to Reflection, Friday, May 10, 2024, at the Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave., and online. This fabulous evening of connection will feature original works of art made by Dougy Center participants and an amazing auction. The event culminates as we draw the winning ticket for the 27th Annual Porsche Boxster Raffle!

Funds raised through Reflection ensure that Dougy Center's grief support programs and resources are provided at no cost to families. Details on purchasing tables and tickets coming soon.

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