Introduction to School/Community-Based Groups

Requirements of the school/community based organization and Judi’s House are outlined in the sample Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). An official MOU will be signed by the school/community organization and Judi’s House administrators prior to services.

What does Judi’s House require of my School or Community-Based Site?

An identified, consistent mental health professional on-site, and available during/following each group session (school/site staff are not required to participate in grief groups)

A consistent meeting time that allows for 10 consecutive group sessions (excluding school breaks) no less than 50 minutes long

A space that is private, appropriate, and uninterrupted for at least one hour at group time

This school/community-based site MUST identify and recruit a minimum of SIX middle school age youth who are:

  • Actively grieving a death loss

  • New Judi’s House group participants

  • Able to Demonstrate support for others and contribute to a safe group environment,

  • And attend group on a consistent basis

To be considered for services, each youth then needs to have a complete application and disclosure statement completed by the youth’s adult caregiver(s) with medical decision making authority

A minimum of SIX complete applications must be received in order to initiate group services.

Other Information:

  • Groups begin on a rolling basis.

  • Grief groups are offered at sites located within a 20 mile radius of Judi’s House.

  • Groups are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Schools and community-based sites will be considered once all materials are complete.

Please complete the School and Community-Based Groups Interest Form to learn about Judi's House providing group at your school/community based site. Once this form is complete, a member of the Judi's House Community-Based Care Team will contact you. 

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