Free Peer Support Groups
CBC provides peer support groups for children, teenagers, and adult to share their loss experience with others who are grieving.
CBC Training Institute
CBC provides customized education and consultation services for professionals at schools, hospitals, hospices and healthcare agencies. Participants of our training seminars are exposed to developmental manifestations of grief throughout the lifespan, Positive Psychology principles as they relate to grief (e.g., post-traumatic growth, strengths, and resilience), approaches to working with bereaved children and adults, and personal trauma stewardship. In 2018, the CBC Training Institute was approved by the American Psychological Association as a continuing education provider for mental health professionals.
Referral and Information Resource
CBC offers referral services, information, materials and professional consultation to lay persons and professionals nationwide.
Research and Evaluation
In 2009, the organization began a formalized evaluation of the outcomes of peer support groups which include symptoms of grief and positive growth, continuing bonds, and social support. The evaluation process occurs three times annually so that participants’ progress and growth can be monitored over time. The outcomes utilized in our evaluation empirically were validated by Nancy Hogan, PhD, RN, FAAN, Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing at Loyola University, Chicago. Dr. Hogan is a nationally recognized researcher who leads the field in the study of sibling and child bereavement and is a consultant in methodology, model building and testing in bereavement. The CBC’s successful work with Dr. Hogan has led it to develop collaboration with the Mailman-Segal Center at Nova Southeastern University. The Psychology department professors and student interns engage with the CBC in ongoing research on the Healthful Grieving Model.
The CBC, in partnership with local universities, provides practicum and internship opportunities for graduate students in mental health. The CBC’s professional staff supervises students and delivers ongoing training in bereavement and loss.