CALM WATERS Support Groups
We have welcomed children, teens, and adults back to Calm Waters Center for Grief and Divorce support groups while providing the safest possible environment during the pandemic and resumed in-person support groups in April 2021.
IN-PERSON HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES:
- Masks will be encouraged for all ages during group (being flexible with children). Masks for all ages will be provided upon request.
- Hand sanitizer will be available in each room and required upon entry to the building.
- All rooms and materials will be cleaned and sanitized after each use.
- In order to uphold social distancing, all in-person support groups will be smaller and will have a more strict absence policy.
- Adults will have an option to virtually join an in-person group via Zoom at any point.
- *Website updated 5/7/21
Grief Support Groups
Calm Waters Grief Support Groups meet every other Monday evening, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. All Grief Support Groups are on-going. Families, children, ages 3 to 18, and individuals, may join a support group at any time and attend as long as needed. Groups are segmented by type of loss such as long-term illness, suicide, homicide, accidental death, infant loss and anticipatory grief. Families will attend the same night together and participants are divided by developmental age, type of death, and their relationship to the deceased loved one.
Divorce Support Groups
Divorce support groups meet every other week on Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30 p.m., August through June for ages three years-old to adult. In order to attend divorce support groups, children must be aware that parents are divorcing. Co-parents who were never married and going through a custody change may also attend group.Family members are divided into age appropriate groups including children groups, teen groups, young adult and adult groups. All family members may attend or a single adult; minors cannot attend groups without a guardian present. Both parents are welcomed to attend as we have two adult groups so that each co-parent may attend their own group. Consistent attendance is most beneficial for the family.
Student Support Groups at School
School-age children who have experienced significant loss such as death, divorce, foster and adoptive care, incarceration, deportation and deployment will benefit from a 6- week Calm Waters school support group that could help each child process their feelings and experiences, with the goal of positively impacting coping skills, behavior and achievement. Calm Waters provides grief training and grief group facilitators for schools, K through 12, to conduct free 6-week grief support groups during the school day, utilizing Calm Waters curriculum. Register your student and your school online, today!
Individual and Family Counseling and Consultation
Calm Waters offers counseling sessions for individual adults, children, families and couples are available on a sliding fee scale. Services are available to anyone who has ever been impacted by a death, divorce, deployment, deportation, incarceration, adoption or foster care.
Consultation is not considered a therapeutic service; rather, it is an opportunity to engage in a formal discussion with an expert who may provide guidance on a particular topic. Consultation differs from counseling in that Consultation is limited to no more than three sessions and is focused on an exchange of information. Private consultation is $60 a session, three session maximum.
Parenting Through Divorce Seminars
Parenting Through Divorce (PTD) is a $55, four-hour Oklahoma court-mandated seminar for divorcing/separating parents. House Bill 2249 requires divorcing parents with children under the age of 18 to attend an educational program concerning the impact of divorce on children. This seminar meets court requirements for a co-parenting or parenting class for parents involved in the divorce process.
Workplace Crisis Services
Our in-house therapists are available to visit your organization or school due to an employee death, injury or workplace violence/trauma. Each session is customizable and can include presentations and/or individual and small-group meetings. The first 1.5 hours are free, then $60 an hour.