Camp Braveheart is under Braveheart Grief Ministries, Inc.,
a VA non-profit organization
Purpose and Goals
Braveheart Grief Ministries will provide a therapeutic and Christ-centered program to counsel people of all ages who are grieving after the death of a loved one. Licensed professionals (LPC, LMFT and LSW) will be providing the oversight of the curriculum and activities, walking a person through this season of grief. Ordained ministers and music ministers will be present to offer the Biblical integration into a person’s life story of pain. There are unique emotional and spiritual needs which necessitates special care during this time of pain and loss.
No one is exempt from death or from grief, yet most do not have the vocabulary, experience or coping skills to manage such pain.
Emotions during grief are confusing, overwhelming, complicated, and intense. When grievers comes to an understanding of this journey, it does not take the pain away; however, it gives them a vocabulary for their complicated feelings. This emotional pain of loss is normal to grief. A grief journey has been developed for this program, one for adults and one for youth, to use as a tool to help an individual understand the grief process. A curriculum and structured activities have been designed to walk a person through grief and practicably implement these lessons into real life situations.
Goals and Objectives
The goals of this curriculum are to provide tools, activities and experiences that enable a person to honor the life of their loved one and adjust to all of the changes and emotions of grief. The intent is to provide strategies to create an environment for healing and adjustment by:
- Knowing they are not alone by building support from others walking the same journey;
- Understanding the grief process
- Establishing a vocabulary to express their emotions
- Learning healthy coping skills to manage this difficult season in life; and
- Providing a safe place to express their grief in order to bring healing into their lives and adjust to their new normal.