teens

Teens Helping Teens Move Through Grief

Camp Erin-King County hosts a weekend session each summer that is just for teenagers. On the last night of camp, teens participate in a special grief activity with each other around the pool. All campers gather on blankets with luminaries they’ve each made by hand that picture their relationship with their lost loved ones. These… Read more »

You’re Not Alone

LIFE AFTER LOSING A LOVED ONE TO SUICIDE SCF’s Marci chats with Susan and Annalee, a mother and daughter who lost a son and brother to suicide, about their experience after his death; the unique grief that follows; and what has helped them on their paths toward healing. A Safe Crossings Foundation-sponsored organization, Forefront Cares, is… Read more »

Crossing to College

Camper Brittany Frisk Gets College Assistance from Donor Families There’s no doubt about it. Brittany Frisk’s dad would be awfully proud of her. This fall, nearly 18 years after his death, she packed up her hopes, dreams—and her sunscreen—and headed off to Northern Arizona University to begin her studies in chemistry with a concentration in… Read more »

Grants to Make Wishes Come True

In 2015 the Safe Crossings Foundation board of directors designated special funds for a new community grant-making initiative. This program offered three $5,000 competitive grants to emerging programs that addressed unmet needs in the greater Puget Sound area. Nine programs submitted requests, but these three stood out: Outward Bound Northwest, Grief Place and Our TreeHouse…. Read more »

A Teen’s Experience at The Healing Center

Following the loss of a loved one, high school student Trystan Sanchez ended up at The Healing Center in search of support. When asked about his experience there, Trystan had lots to share. A participant in the Healing Center’s teen group, Trystan feels he benefited greatly from the safe space the group provides. Q: What… Read more »

Five Ways to Ease the Moving Process for Your Children

In this day and age, there are many things that cause families to move across town, across the country, or even across the globe. The death of a parent is one particularly difficult reason for relocation and is common after the loss of the primary breadwinner. The child’s already immense grief is compounded by the… Read more »

Shivana the Slammer (and Jammer)

“Music is a very intimate thing to share with the world and with others. Music is a connection,” Shivana believes. She took up the violin at age four, and looks forward to this summer’s first “Slam and Jam,” where she can connect with other teens. For many of us, “slam” is a new slang term… Read more »