New Milford VNA & Hospice will kick off a five-week "Growing through Grief" program for grieving children ages 5-12 and their parents or guardians beginning Nov. 7.

The program will meet Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at St. John Episcopal Church on Whittelsey Avenue through Dec. 12.

Licensed clinical social worker Catherine Vlasto will lead the adult group, and Ruthellen Griffin, play and movement therapist, will be the children's program leader.

The group will address understanding the grief process through group activities, team building and discussions.

Light snacks will be provided.

For details and registration, call 860- 354-2216.