Grief Counseling Group Memory Keepers Grief Group


Elementary (2nd-5th)

Researched Based

ASCA & CASEL Aligned

Easy to Implement

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Memory Keepers grief counseling group is designed for students suffering from a loss due to death, divorce, or incarceration. Each week students will learn to better manage and cope with the feelings associated with grief and loss.

Memory Keepers is a low-prep 5-week group set to ASCA Standards and Objectives. Students will reflect on their different feelings of grief, identify their support system, and plan for a hopeful future.

Group Outline

Week 1: Introduction and establishing group norms

Week 2: Feelings associated with grief

Week 3: Memories of loved ones

Week 4: Support System

Week 5: Goal Setting for a hopeful future

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 Group Rules: Suggested and DIY Group Rules poster so students can take ownership of the creation of the group rules and norms

 Feelings Check: Feelings Check Poster to serve as a visual aid for students to self-reflect on their emotional state at the start of each session

Journal: Self-reflections with writing prompts

Self-Reflection: Rollercoaster theme check-in

 Outlines: Easy to follow outlines with clear objectives and how they meet the ASCA Standards and Objectives

Games & Activities: A wide variety of games and activities each week including dice games, connection chains, discussion cards, flipbook, interactive worksheets, and other crafts

 Self-Assessments: Pre and post group self-assessments to track student growth and make data collection easy


Each week students will learn grief coping skills they can use at home and school to help them identify, talk about, and cope with grief. In addition, they will improve communication skills, set goals for the future, and gain a better understanding of their support systems.

At a minimum, being in the counseling group allows students to identify and share their feelings, develop self-esteem through participation, and practice empathy while hearing others’ experiences.


With easy-to-implement outlines and activities, this group curriculum is very low-prep. Simply print out each session before students arrive and keep them in a file folder. The self-assessments are a great way to get students to self-reflect on their progress and you can then share this information with teachers, parents, or in your program report.

Also, make sure to track your data and compile it into an end of the year report. Here is an outline I created to make it easy!

Who is this Group Designed For?

Memory Keepers is designed for elementary and middle school students suffering a loss due to death, divorce, or incarceration.


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