chapter  12
Magical Dreams, Visions of Reality: Guidelines for Developing a Grief Center for Children
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For over thirteen years, I have dreamed of starting a center to serve bereaved children, adolescents, and their families. Today that center is a reality. The St. Louis Bereavement Center for Young People opened in December 1997. You may have similar dreams. But how can you start? How can you make those dreams a reality? The following chapter will provide the answers to some of these questions and many more. Yet we can't answer all questions and concerns; as our center develops, we continue to learn. But as we share this story, we hope that you may learn from our successes and mistakes so that your dream for a center can become a reality.