Various models for children's bereavement support programs exist
and are available for imitation. One such program which is widely
respected in the Indianapolis area is the "Rainbow Seekers” Program
developed by St. Vincent Hospice. In October of 1994, | was invited to serve as a group facilitator for
the "Rainbow Seekers” Program as a means of experiential learning about
children’s grief issues and the format of their program. This valuable
learning opportunity was very beneficial in providing practical insight and
a model for program development and functioning.
Because other program models may offer additional ideas and
materials, | will review components of several of these and develop an
eclectic program to serve the population of our setting ina style
consistent with the philosophy of our hospice.