|In a Pinch|
Bridges is a weekly support group for children who have experienced a life transition in the family, such as a death, divorce, or separation. The program has been at St. Gabriel for more than 20 years. Support groups are led by trained volunteer facilitators and are differentiated by age group. They are designed to help children understand they are not alone in their experiences. These small groups assist children in establishing a trusting relationship with one another. The students share concerns, journal in age-appropriate ways, play games, and draw pictures to understand and share their feelings around the challenges they face.