Counselor’s Corner

The UPLIFT: Center for Grieving Children is still offering their services in the New Year. In addition to supporting our Scholars, UPLIFT also seeks to support the Parents/Guardians of Blankenburg.

1.) VIRTUAL GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS: Uplift offers free grief support groups to youth, grades K through 12th, and their adult caregivers after the death of someone close to them. Virtual groups take place online via Zoom – families can use smartphone or other electronic devices with internet/WiFi. Children, teens and adults meet separately in the afternoons and evenings. Sessions meet for 1 hour each week for 5 weeks.

2.) CAREGIVER WORKSHOPS: Uplift provides caregiver workshops for adults raising grieving children. Workshops focus on educating caregivers in a school or community organization about children’s bereavement, what children and teens tell us about their emotions through their behaviors, and learning & practicing concrete skills for safely managing challenging behavior.

Uplift also offers virtual services for Spanish-speaking caregivers with bilingual clinicians. All services are free and require caregivers to enroll the family for services.

If you would like to learn more or wish to enroll, please contact either counselor using the information below and/or chat with us at the Special Education & Mental Health Parent Workshop from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM, this Wednesday:

Counselor Justice(K-4) djustice2@philasd.org (267) 405-3421

Counselor Seward(5-8) sseward@philasd.org (215) 828-9115