National Children & Teens’ Grief Awareness Month

According to the 2021 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 & Teens’ Grief Awareness Month is an opportunity to consider the unique needs of these children and teens.  As a member of the National Alliance for Children’s Grief,  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 18
and show your support for Children’s Grief Awareness Day!

Support someone who is grieving.

It is often difficult to know how to help someone who recently experienced a death in their family.  This resource guide provides tips and suggestions for offering support to those who are grieving.

virtual butterfly

Illuminating HOPE is a virtual gathering of butterflies, each one a message of love and honor and support.  Create a virtual butterfly or download a butterfly coloring sheet and make it at home.

Children's Grief Awareness Month

The National Alliance for Children’s Grief is committed to serving as a catalyst for leading a national movement to educate, advocate and raise awareness about the needs of grieving children, teens, and their families.  This November, in observance of Children’s Grief Awareness Month, we are focusing on school support.  Check out this wealth of resources.

What to say and what not to say

You may know someone that is grieving the death of signicant person.  What do you say?  Or not say?  This resource from Dougy Center describes some conversation starters in a simple format that can be easily adapted for children or adults.

By Published On: October 20th, 2021Categories: News