Children’s Support Program 

Children’s Support Program 


Do you know a child who has lost someone or something close to them?

Do you know a child dealing with the difficult emotions associated with grief?

 Do you know a child who needs a safe place to talk about their feelings?

We are here to help

Our six week Children’s Support Program is designed to help children process grief issues due to the loss of a loved one through death, divorce,  separation, or the loss of something they treasured, giving them the opportunity to identify and express their feelings in a helpful way.

Our program is for elementary school age children.  It is offered as an after-school program at one of our local schools.  A light snack is provided.
Referrals are welcome throughout the year
The next session will take place in the Spring 2018

 

TEN THINGS GRIEVING CHILDREN WANT YOU TO KNOW

The death of a parent or sibling has been found to be one of the most stressful life events that a child or youth can experience.

#1 Grieving children want to be told the truth.
#2 Grieving children want to be reassured that there will always be someone to take care of them.
#3 Grieving children want you to know that their grief is long lasting
#4  Children often cope with grief and loss through play.
#5  Grieving children want you to know that they will always miss the person who died.
#6  Grieving children want to share their story and talk about the person who died.
#7  Every child grieves differently.
#8  Grieving children often feel guilty.
#9  I might be acting out, what I’m really feeling is intense emotions of grief.
#10  If you’re not sure what a grieving child wants, just ask them! 

To read the full document please visit the  National Alliance for Grieving Children.