Judi’s House Provides Comprehensive Grief Care™
Judi’s House is the only free-standing organization in the Metro Denver area devoted solely to supporting grieving children and their families through a whole-family approach. Since 2002, Judi’s House has supported nearly 10,000 youth, ages 3-25, and caregivers, toward our vision that no child should be alone in grief. We believe that investing in these vulnerable children will help them build resilience and the coping skills they need to adjust to their loss, and handle future challenges.
The Comprehensive Grief Care model developed at Judi’s House is an effective, grief-focused and trauma-informed approach to care that integrates knowledge drawn from a collaboration of community, practice, and research partners.
This collective knowledge, and the reciprocal feedback loops among the partners, positively impacts grieving children and families through:
•Careful assessment and interventions tailored to individual and whole- family needs.
•Evaluation and Research to continuously improve effectiveness of services.
•Innovative resources, training, and education for those providing support.
How We Are Expanding Our Reach and Impact
One goal of Judi’s House and JAG Institute is to build the “proof of concept” in the Metro Denver area that meets the current need in this community.
A best practices model that can then be shared and replicated in other communities around the country.
By establishing partnerships with schools, local agencies, mental health providers, primary care clinics, and other professionals in the community, we will continue to weave together a safety net for grieving children in our community. This Comprehensive Grief Care Network will further ensure that no child has to be alone in grief.
• Training professionals to provide research-based, trauma-informed grief services
• Educating caregivers and communities about supporting grieving youth
• Offering resources and clinically sound tools to be used by clinicians and families
• Sharing evaluation and research findings to improve the quality of care for grieving children and families