About Kaleidoscope Grief Support

Established in March of 2006, Kaleidoscope offers grief support to children and families who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Located in Norman, Oklahoma, home to over 100,000 full-time residents, and less than ten miles south of Oklahoma City, a metropolitan area boasting more than 1.2 million residents, Kaleidoscope is uniquely situated to meet an identified need in its community. As the sole provider of grief support services to children in the Norman area, Kaleidoscope was established by founder, Suzie Price, after discussions with local teachers, clergy and school administrators who highlighted a lack of support services available for these grieving children and their families.

Since its inception Kaleidoscope has served about 100 children and adults, offering free peer support groups for school age children (ages 5 – 18) and their parent or guardian who has had a loved one die. Families, on average, participate in grief support sessions in a group setting twice a month for approximately a year. Sessions are on-going, meaning that families or individuals may participate in the support groups until they are comfortable exiting the program.

The children are divided into appropriate age groups and there is a group for the adults. Each group is facilitated by well trained Kaleidoscope volunteers. The groups use books, activities and discussions as they explore their emotions concerning their loved one’s death.
Referrals to Kaleidoscope come from clergy, hospice workers, school counselors, hospital chaplains and friends and neighbors.