About GRR


Grief Relief Refuge events are designed to help adult participants learn to care for themselves in their own grief so they can care for the children in theirs. (See Our Roots page for more information) It is obvious to most people that trauma is increasing in our country and around the world. While the majority of children are not directly involved, they can still be affected by:

  • Overhearing adults conversations.
  • Seeing tragedy on TV.
  • Hearing about violent crime on the radio.
  • Hearing other kids talk about the tragedy.
  • Forming opinions that are not based on truth.

Our events help children learn coping skills as they play and get to know others.

The GRR events are community-based, meaning, that caring people and organizations are invited to participate, after a formal training class, in the five hour event. We are looking for churches, schools, scouts, community organizations or others who may want to offer to host it.

  • Check out the information provided in this blog.
  • Show it to people where children gather.
  • Please check out the suggested themes and testimonials throughout this web page. 
  • CONTACT Me for more information. Would you like to host an event in your area? I can help.

9 thoughts on “About GRR

  1. What a fantastic endeavor Penny. Do your events help to prepare adults to help the children touched by grief, or is it specifically for the children? Even in the small community that I live in there are several grief groups that meet weekly (or more often if a person needs) to help adults. I am not aware of any for children.

    Natalie was especially close to Marv since he did so much with her with and without me! Her parents kind of swept it under the rug and did not want my husbands death discussed in front of the kids at all. The very few times that I have had her since grandpa died…that is all she wants to talk about for hours. We talk about happy memories and watch him in the videos of him with her. For Valentines day she made him a card that was so beautiful for her “best buddy” with golf hearts that she drew with sparkly ink and very pretty kiss, hearts and hugs for him. She wrote about how much she misses him and will always love him. She put it into an envelope and put his name on it with more hearts and put it in his office on the bookcase. She asked me to open it and read it to him on Valentines Day. I did and I think allowing her to express her feelings on paper helped her. It touched my heart to know she still thinks about him and made me realize how important it is for kids to express themselves too.

    • Hey Annette, Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my stuff and give me such wonderful feed back.

      Yes, the really neat part about this program is I train adults to work with kids. I also have a teen component. You can learn more if you go to the about Penny page. There are several articles there I have written about children and Thanks again. If there are any questions you would like answered, just ask. I’d be glad to help you. You are doing a great job with your little grand daughter. Lots of love, Penny

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