National Children’s Grief Awareness Month
According to the 2020 Childhood Bereavement Estimation Model (CBEM) published by judi’s house, one child out of every 15 in Massachusetts will have a parent or sibling die before graduating from high school. As a culture, we are often quick to dismiss or downplay the needs of children and teens in mourning; as a result, their emotions are often misunderstood.
Children’s Grief Awareness Month is an opportunity to consider the unique needs of these children and teens. As a member of the National Alliance for Grieving Children, the Children’s Room “is committed to serving as a catalyst to support, advocate and raise awareness about the needs of grieving children, teens, and their families.”
To learn more about how best to talk to children about death and dying, we encourage you to check out these resources.
Don’t forget to wear blue on November 19
and show your support for Children’s Grief Awareness Day!