Remembrance Group

Remembrance Groups are facilitated by specially trained HMS school counselors, and are available for any student who is grieving the loss of a loved one.  Using materials developed by Good Grief * and Rainbows, two organizations that assist young people with loss, the group uses the TEAR model to help students through their grief journey.

The goals of the group include:

- to acknowledge grieving as a normal response to loss

- to provide an opportunity for emotional healing

- to honor and preserve memories of loved ones

- to teach appropriate coping mechanisms

The group is voluntary and confidential and meets once a week for approximately 12 weeks.  If you are interested in having your child participate in a Remembrance group at HMS, please call Mrs. Mahler at 431-6600 ext. 2296 or email at [email protected] .

*If you are interested in learning more about Good Grief's programs for children and families, visit their website at