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Children's Groups in NJ

Good Grief
38 Elm St., Morristown, 908-522-1999; 12 Stockton St., Princeton, 609-498-6674; Non-profit organization provides free, year-round peer grief support programs for children and teens, ages three to 18, who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or other significant person. Groups for parents and guardians, young adults age 18-30, and educational workshops for the community are also available.

Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss
1 E. Broad St., Westfield, 908-264-3100, Offers free year-round peer grief support groups for children ages 3-18 and young adults 18-30, who have had a parent or sibling die, or who are coping with loss due to terminal or chronic illness. Concurrent groups are held for parents and guardians, as well as adult support groups for adults without children in the program.

Metropolitan Speech & Language Center
66 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave., Livingston. 973-994-4468. Lillian Dollinger, MA, CCC-SLP, Director, NJ License: 41YS00083500. Email: Social skills groups, Mommy & Me classes, group speech and OT.

Stepping Forward Counseling Center
26 Main St., Chatham, 973-635-6550. Achieve goals, conquer fears, build confidence and self-esteem and develop an enthusiasm for life while learning social and emotional skills that will last a lifetime.

Youth and Family Counseling Service (YFCS)
233 Prospect St., Westfield, 908-233-2042. Private, non-profit center offers professional "family systems"-based pschological counseling, prevention, education, crisis intervention and supportive services to all income levels.