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.

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