About Peer-To-Peer Grief Support Facilitation
Watch Carole Zoom, the Executive Director of Nā Keiki O Emalia explain our facilitator program.
About becoming a Facilitator
By joining Nā Keiki O Emalia’s Facilitator Team, you’ll have the opportunity to create a significant and enduring impact in the lives of children, teens, and families who are navigating the challenges of grief, while also fostering connections with a compassionate and supportive community.
But being a facilitator is more than just facilitating—it’s an opportunity for personal growth and connection. You’ll learn as much from the participants as they’ll learn from you. Our peer support groups bring together children, teens, and their families who have experienced similar losses. Through shared stories, active listening, and uplifting suggestions and activities, we create an environment where connections are forged and lifelong friendships are formed.
At Nā Keiki O Emalia, we believe that every child deserves to grieve in a nurturing and understanding space. As a facilitator, you’ll help foster a sense of mutual support by actively listening, sharing, and leading activities with the group and create a warm and supportive environment for children, teens, and their families.
Online Facilitator Training
Learn about the Free 8 Foundational Online Training Modules offered at
Nā Keiki O Emalia
We provide extensive free facilitator training available both online and in-person. The training is designed to equip individuals with the requisite skills to aid those navigating the journey of bereavement. The training draws on the wealth of experience and expertise within the organization, integrating current psychological insights and research into grief management, to ensure that every participant can provide the most compassionate and effective support. Additionally, Nā Keiki O Emalia has introduced a unique mentoring program that pairs facilitators with experienced mentors. This initiative offers a hands-on learning experience where novice facilitators can gain practical insights, share challenges, and develop a deeper understanding of the grief support process, thereby enhancing their ability to provide comfort and guidance to those who need it the most.