Thursday November 17th marks the fourth annual Children’s Grief Awareness Day. Mourning children, their friends and encouragers around the nation wear blue that day as a way to show their care and support for children struggling after the death of a loved one.
GriefWorks and ChristianWorks ask you to show your care for mourning children not only on November 17th but well into the weeks ahead. The holiday season, a typically difficult time for those in grief, can be extremely hard on grieving children and teens.
Unfortunately young people in grief are overlooked for many reasons. If you know a family struggling with the death of a loved one, make special efforts to include the children and teens in your efforts to help and support the family.
GriefWorks, the free children’s grief support program serving ages 5-18 and their adult family members in North Texas, provides a healing atmosphere for children in grief. Click here to hear Katie’s experience at GriefWorks. Mourning children and their families can start their own GriefWorks experience by contacting us at 972-960-9981.
Click here to find resources to help mourning children in your life.
Children, Grief, You and the Holidays
How to Help a Grieving Child
Tools that Equip Children to Handle Grief
To find similar services like GriefWorks outside of the North Texas area go to www.nationalallianceforgrievingchildren.org/find-grief-support-your-area