For referring organizations and individuals
Below is a summary of all facilitated groups currently forming with spots open for new joiners.
Please remember that PNW Grief only provides grief education and peer-based support in an online group model. We do not believe this platform to be an acceptable substitute for clinical mental health services, particularly for survivors of traumatic loss.
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By clicking on the column headers, this table can be re-organized by what you think the person you're referring needs (a specific support type, meeting day, facilitator, etc).
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PNW Grief Scholarships
If you would like to explore ways to increase access to the groups listed on our site by sponsoring a named scholarship fund, please contact our team today.
Everyone deserves access to high quality grief education and peer support when they need it most. Our goal is to ensure that anyone needing help can join a group without being deterred by cost. Please email us to find out how you can apply for a scholarship and begin your group experience.
What are the requirements to be a facilitator?All facilitators have the professional experience, personal references, and academic qualifications required to create and deliver educational grief content and effectively lead live support group sessions in an online format.
Can licensed mental health providers act as facilitators?Yes. However, PNW Grief will not promote the fact that some facilitators are also licensed professionals. Their educational backgrounds, but not their licensure, will be shared in their bios, group descriptions, etc. All copy on the website makes clear that groups are designed specifically asgrief education and group support, instead of clinical mental health services. Participants will be required to sign an agreement that affirms their understanding of this important distinction.
What about mandatory reporting, recordkeeping, and insurance reimbursement?"We cannot compel mandatory reporting from a legal standpoint, but our policies as an entity will be for facilitators to report directly to the appropriate agencies (not to PNW Grief) if they have concerns about self-harm, harm to others, or a risk of harm to children or vulnerable adults. There will be no clinical recordkeeping. There will be no opportunities for insurance reimbursement for out-of-pocket costs for joining mult-week group sessions.
Do facilitators need to pay any fees?No. Facilitators will not need to pay any costs to join and connect with participants via the PNW Grief.com website.
How are facilitators compensated?All facilitators will act as independent contractors, not hired as employees, and will need to fill out a basic contractor agreement and W9 form so they can receive a 1099 form at year end from Banister Advisors, LLC. Facilitators will receive their session compensation after the kick off of the first group meeting and the PNWG team will work with them to process an invoice to be in full compliance with our accounting standards
How are costs determined for group participation?Facilitators set the parameters for groups, including participant costs, in collaboration with the PNWG team. Contact Support@PNWGrief.com to learn more about the transparent financial model and how revenue and expenses are accounted for). The longer term goal is to engage sponsors to provide scholarship opportunities for the general public or individuals affiliated with or served by different groups. (e.g. United Way could scholarships for single parents who have experienced job loss, specific to certain geographies)
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DISCLAIMER | All facilitators have a minimum educational background in grief support and mental health. However, facilitators who are also licensed mental health providers are not providing clinical services. PNW Grief provides information and technical support for grief education and support groups. PNW Grief and its sponsors are not liable for the content created and delivered by any participating online facilitators who share their private group offerings on our site.