Creation of the Group Model

We believe that a circle represents many aspects of our mission at Full Circle. We have worked to create a circle of support where children and families experiencing loss can find hope and start the healing process in a safe, trusting environment.

With curriculum designed by a regional bereavement expert, Allyson England Drake, MEd, CT, using a model from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Full Circle incorporates best practices for helping families grieve. All groups emphasize the importance of teaching coping skills and feelings identification as well as how to effectively support others while healing themselves.

Our Goals are to Help Grieving Individuals

Strengthen Family through Grief: Increase communication between family members to strengthen family ties so they can support each other during grieving

Learn Coping Skills: identify healthy ways to deal with traumatic events and their long grief journey

Reduce Isolation: build support networks within and outside of the family

Heal through Creative Expression: use creative expression to strengthen communication and process feelings

Please take a few moments to watch this video on the history of Full Circle.

Everyone is welcome inside the circle, regardless of where they are on their grief journey.