St.Oliver’s Rainbow Site
As part of our School Care programme, we are delighted to be in a position to offer young people who have experienced loss through bereavement, separation or divorce change in their family the opportunity to participate in the Rainbows 12 week programme – which already takes place in over 500 schools and parishes throughout the country.
When something significant happens in a family, the entire family is affected. If a parent dies or parents separate, not only do the parents grieve, the children do also. Grief is an expression of love and a normal human reaction to a significant loss. Children find it difficult to verbalise their feelings of grief because of their age and inexperience. It may surface in their behaviour, schoolwork and emotional well-being.
Rainbows is a support group that helps children put their feelings into words, work through their grief, build a stronger sense of self-esteem, and begin to adapt to what has taken place in the family. Rainbows is not a counselling group. It is a safe, confidential setting where children will share their feelings with each other and with trained Facilitators.
For further information on our School Care program contact St. Oliver’s school (064) 6632047 during school hours or 0872932598 from 4:30pm
To find out more about Rainbows view the document below.