Mind Your Mind Speaks Podcast: Episode 29
In this episode, you will hear a conversation between Cobb Collaborative Executive Director, Irene Barton, and Lane Pease, Director of Programs & Partnerships with Kate’s Club.
Kate’s Club was founded 10 years ago and empowers children and teens facing life after the death of a parent, sibling or caregiver.
- Year round services are offered to children ages 5-18.
- Experiential group activities involving the visual arts, gardening, performing arts, conversations to help “normalize” the experience of losing a close family member.
- Additionally, weekend camps are offered twice a year and monthly family nights.
- Have launched a young adult support group as well that is mostly online. This serves 18-30 year olds.
Sadly, COVID has increased the numbers of children impacted. It is estimated that 1 in 12 children will be impacted by the loss of a parent/caregiver once the 2021 data has been analyzed. Perhaps even 1 in 10. Currently, the figure is 1 in 13.
Kate’s Club conducts professional trainings for school counselors, therapists, social workers and more. Referrals often come from those child-serving individuals.