Healing Young Hearts

Loss and age-specific therapeutic peer-support groups

A Message from Our Children

Peer Support Groups

KHTH services are based on the Family Strengthening Model that seeks to increase protective factors.
All peer-support groups are child-directed and family-centered.
Trained facilitators provide support for participants during their groups.

Peer Support Group Structure

Opening Circle: Groups begin with a sharing circle. No one is forced to talk if they do not feel comfortable doing so. We have an “I Pass” rule.
Play Time: KHTH recognizes that children’s primary way of communicating is not talking. It is behavior that includes playing and interactions with others. After Opening Circle, children and teens can choose what they want to do from various activities. Activities include basketball to arts & crafts, dramatic plans, games, and more. Sometimes children prefer to go to the “Toy Room” to play. We learn a lot about what children are experiencing by watching them play. We also have a “Volcano Room” filled with large plush stuffed animals and a six-foot-tall wrestling doll.
Closing Circle Time: Groups end with another sharing circle.

To learn more or enroll in services send an email to [email protected] or call our office at 808-545-5683.


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“We can’t prevent domestic violence, victimization of children, and loss of family members. But, we can provide resources that help children cope with those difficult situations.” – Cynthia White, Co-Founder & Executive Director.