News from Dougy Center, November 2023

Upcoming Events

27th Annual Porsche Boxster Raffle

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Focus on Hope


November 8, 2023

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Children's Grief Awareness Month

November 2023

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November 28, 2023


Gone Too Soon: Supporting Children and Teens After a Death from Gun Violence

Children's Grief Awareness Day November 16, 2023

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Navigating Grief During the Holidays

December 7, 2023

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Flip the Script

November is Children's Grief Awareness Month

During Children's Grief Awareness Month this November, Dougy Center is working to raise awareness on how grief impacts children and families, and what we can do to support them. You can help by sharing these messages to your social media, and learning more about the movement to #UnderstandGrief.

No matter how familiar you are with grief, it’s still hard to know what to say when a death occurs. It’s human nature to fall back on clichés and platitudes we’re used to hearing. If you’ve ever found yourself relying on automatic responses, you’re not alone.

Most of the time these sentiments come from good intentions and a desire to comfort. That said, there are some common responses that often miss the mark with grieving children and families.

This November, Dougy Center is joining grief centers and partners across the nation to "Flip the Script." This campaign provides straightforward suggestions on helpful things to say to a child, teen, or adult who is grieving.

Here's how you can Flip the Script and better support someone who is grieving:

  • What are your go-to "scripts" when someone you know is grieving? Is there a more helpful way to show you care and want to support them? Look at these scripts for some tips.

  • Find out what it means to be grief-informed and better support people who are grieving. Join Dougy Center in the movement to #UnderstandGrief.

You can also find additional information on Flip the Script through the National Alliance for Children's Grief.

It's here! Tickets are now on sale for the 27th Annual Porsche Boxster Raffle

It's here! Support programs to help kids and teens who are grieving through Dougy Center's 27th Annual Porsche Boxster Raffle. You could 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 support groups and resources for grieving families. The winning ticket will be drawn on May 10, 2024.

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 8, 2024, March 7, 2024, and April 11, 2024.

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

Good luck and thank you for supporting Dougy Center!

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