News from Dougy Center, November 2022

Upcoming Events

Grief Education Webinars

40 Years of Listening: What Children & Teens Who are Grieving Want Adults to Know

November 17, 2022

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Navigating Grief During the Holidays

December 1, 2022

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Portraits of Courage Campaign

October 17 - November 17, 2022

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National Children's Grief Awareness Day

November 17, 2022

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November 29, 2022

26th Annual Porsche Boxster Raffle

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Support Dougy Center through the Willamette Week Give!Guide

Through Dec. 31, 2022

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Virtual Professional Seminar

January 23-27, 2023

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Volunteer Facilitator Training

January 28 & 29, 2023

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Join the movement to #UnderstandGrief

November is National Children's Grief Awareness Month

During National Children's Grief Awareness Month this November, we're raising awareness of how grief impacts children and families, and what we can do to support them. You can help by sharing messages to your social media, exploring events and activities, and learning more about the movement to #UnderstandGrief.

What is #UnderstandGrief?

#UnderstandGrief is a message of understanding and hope intended to help people who are grieving and those who wish to support them. The goal is to bring attention to these critical issues and to change “mainstream” misconceptions about grief and people who are grieving. Through the campaign, we are raising awareness about grief as a natural, normal, and healthy response to loss. #UnderstandGrief includes a call to action with 10 ways we can implement grief-informed knowledge. It also includes information and resources with social media images to download and share.

How can I get involved?

Help spread the word about what it means to #UnderstandGrief on your social media platforms. Download and share these posts to your Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. If you are an organization and would like to join #UnderstandGrief as a partner, send us an email at

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Find more information on Dougy Center's National Children's Grief Awareness Month efforts here.

It's here! Get your tickets now for the 26th Annual Porsche Boxster Raffle

It's here! Support programs to help kids and teens who are grieving through Dougy Center's 26th Annual Porsche Boxster Raffle. You could win a brand new 2023 Porsche Boxster valued at $69,970!

Tickets are just $100 each and only 2,500 tickets will be sold. All proceeds will help fund peer support groups and resources for grieving families. The winning ticket will be drawn on May 12, 2023.

In addition, ticket holders have the opportunity to win three $500 drawings. Drawings for the $500 cash prizes will be held at 2 p.m. on February 10, 2023, March 10, 2023, and April 10, 2023.

Find out more and purchase tickets here. Thank you to our sponsor, Porsche Beaverton.

Good luck and thank you for supporting Dougy Center!

Join us for Portraits of Courage through Nov. 17

There's still time to support Dougy Center through the annual Portraits of Courage campaign. Help raise awareness of how grief impacts children and families and bring new supporters to Dougy Center’s community.

Create a Portraits of Courage fundraising page in honor or in memory of someone you love. We can provide everything you need to get started and have a successful campaign. 

Portraits of Courage culminates on National Children's Grief Awareness Day, November 17. Watch the celebration live on Dougy Center's Facebook page at noon. 

Thank you to our 2022 Portraits of Courage sponsors, KinderCare Learning Companies,

Pacific Office AutomationPacific Power, and The Standard.

Find more here.

Dougy Center remembers long-time supporter Gwyneth Gamble Booth

We are heart-broken to share the news of the death of Gwyneth Gamble Booth (pictured here with Executive Director Brennan Wood), whose three decades of Dougy Center service in numerous roles played a pivotal role in growing our services for children and families grieving a death.

Gwyneth was the Founder of our esteemed Advisory Board, served as our Board Chair, and was a Volunteer Group Facilitator for nearly 30 years in our grief support groups for families impacted by the suicide death or murder of a family member. Her warmth, intelligence, drive, and irrepressible compassion supported countless parents and their children, and her dedication to Dougy Center inspired many to volunteer their time and resources.

We will share more information when it is available on opportunities to honor Gwyneth’s life.

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