News from Dougy Center, March 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:

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

March 7, 2024

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Becoming Grief Informed: Foundations of Grief Education

April 4, 2024

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Celebrating 9 years and 1 million downloads!

Dougy Center publishes new resource for youth in foster care

When someone enters foster care and has been separated from the people they care about, they can have a lot of thoughts about what they should (and shouldn’t) think, feel, do, and about pretty much everything else. Dougy Center’s new Survive/Thrive journal is a place where teens in foster care can draw, write, create, and transform whatever they’re thinking and feeling.

Survive/Thrive is Dougy Center’s first journal created for teens in foster care who are grieving, and was made possible in part by a grant from The Duke Endowment, the New York Life Foundation, and Dougy Center friend, Ellen Nusblatt. It is available through the Dougy Center Bookstore.

The journal is part of Dougy Center’s L.Y.G.H.T. program. Based on The Dougy Center Model, L.Y.G.H.T. (Listening and Led by Youth in Foster Care: Grief, Hope, and Transitions) is an evidence-based peer grief support program for youth in foster care. Find more about L.Y.G.H.T. here.

Porsche Boxster Raffle tickets are selling fast!

Don't miss your chance to win a brand new 2024 Porsche Boxster valued at $74,560! Tickets are just $100 each and only 2,500 tickets will be sold. All proceeds will help fund peer grief support groups, resources, and community outreach programs for kids, teens, and families.

All ticket-holders will be entered to win two additional $500 cash prizes! The next $500 drawing is Thursday, March 7, 2024. Cash prize winners will be included in all drawings. Purchase your tickets before noon on March 7th to be eligible. The ticket for the Porsche Boxster will be drawn on May 10, 2024.

Find complete rules and purchase your ticket here. Thank you to Porsche Beaverton for their ongoing support of the Porsche Boxster Raffle.

Dougy Center's 2023 Annual Report is here! We appreciate your support of children and families who are grieving and the impact we've made over the past year. Download the report here.

Activity: Who is on your grief team?

Your grief team is made up of the people, places, and pets that help you when your grief feels extra difficult or intense.

This activity, for kids and teens (and even adults), helps you identify your grief team and know that you are not alone.

This activity, available in English and Spanish, is from Dougy Center's new book, Remembering Together. You can download the entire book at no cost here. Remembering Together was made possible by a grant from the Brave of Heart Fund.

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