FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 7, 2019
Media Contact: Emily Rothrock Tate
Calm Waters Now Accepting Applications for Support Group Facilitators
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Calm Waters Center for Children and Families, the only grief center in Central Oklahoma offering free grief support services to the entire family, is now accepting applications for group facilitators. Free group facilitator training will be offered on August 13 and 14 at Calm Waters Center, located at 4334 NW Expressway, Suite 101, Oklahoma City.
Support group facilitators lead a small grief or divorce support group at Calm Waters every other Monday or Thursday evening for adults or children, ages 3-18, while under the leadership of Calm Waters in-house clinicians. The group facilitator role is a volunteer position and counts toward many practicum hour and college volunteer requirements.
Calm Waters group facilitator requirements include a 6-month commitment to an evening support group, a background check, two references, must be over 18, and have completed the free Calm Waters 14-hour Grief Theory training course.
“This is a life changing-experience,” said Drew McKinney, a 2-year Calm Waters group facilitator. “Being a facilitator gave me strength I didn’t know I had. We need more people to walk beside those on their grief journey and say, ‘we’re going to get through this together, one step at a time.’”
To learn more or to apply for the Calm Waters group facilitator role and register for training, visit https://www.calmwaters.org/volunteer-application/
About Calm Waters Center for Children and Families
Calm Waters Center for Children and Families provides FREE grief support services for children and families on their grief journey caused by death, divorce or other significant loss. Since beginning in 1992, Calm Waters has served more than 40,000 individuals across the Greater OKC Metro Area through their Center and School Support Groups. For more information about Calm Waters and their services, visit Calmwaters.org or call 405-841-4800. Calm Waters is a proud United Way of Central Oklahoma Partner Agency.