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Education Desk: Where can College Students Find Help After a Loved One has Died?

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Gloria Capozzi is a facilitator at New Hope for Kids. Photo: Danielle Prieur

Processing grief and loss is tough and it can be especially hard for college students who may be far from family and friends. 

A new support group for people ages 19 to 25 aims to fill that gap. It’s run by the non-profit New Hope for Kids in Maitland. 

This week the Education Desk spoke with Rollins College professor Sarah Parsloe and her student Jose Leon, who started the group, and facilitator Gloria Capozzi. 

The group meets every other Wednesday from September 11 through November 20th from 7:30 to 9 pm. The group is capped at around 20 participants.

Past activities have included yoga to practice deep breathing, painting and drawing as art therapy, and a group dinner and conversation called “Taco About Your Grief.”

To register or for more information, click on the link. 

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Danielle Prieur grew up listening to her grandfather’s stories of swimming across the Detroit River from Canada and many other adventures. She’s been into storytelling ever since. She studied writing at the University of Michigan. She trained in public radio at WDET’s Detroit newsroom, and is really excited ... Read Full Bio »