Children’s Support Program 

We are here to help….

 

Do you know a child who may be in need of grief support?

Next Session:  Hospice Huntsville is offering virtual grief support for children program this Fall 2021

Suitable for children ages 5 – 12

There is no charge for the program and space is limited.

Contact Jane Weiland, Program Coordinator at Hospice Huntsville for details.

Telephone: 705-789-6878 Ext. 200

Email: jweiland.hospiceh@vianet.ca


During this time, Hospice Huntsville is currently offering phone support for the Volunteer Visiting and Grief and Bereavement programs

Please call Jane at Hospice Huntsville (705) 789-6878 Ext. 200 for further information


We are also accepting referrals for future Grief Support Groups.
All of our programs & services are completely free of charge.

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.  This program is free of charge.

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.

For details or to register contact:

Jane Weiland, Program Coordinator, Hospice Huntsville
(705) 789-6878 Ext. 200 or email: jweiland.hospiceh@vianet.ca

 

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.

 

 

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