Children’s Grief Awareness Day is observed every year on the Thursday before Thanksgiving, raising awareness of the needs of grieving children at the beginning of the holiday season. This year’s awareness day is Thursday, November 21st.


Children’s Grief Awareness Day…. 

  • is designed to help us all become more aware of the needs of grieving children and of the benefits that they obtain through the support of others.
  • is an opportunity for all of us to raise awareness of the painful impact that the death of a loved one has in the life of a child.
  • is an opportunity to make sure that grieving children receive the support they need.

As this year’s Children’s Grief Awareness Day approached, families at The Children’s Room were invited to participate in a special community project on children and grief.

Bright blue hearts were transformed into butterflies as children, teens and adults shared their thoughts on what others should know about grieving children. Some children and teens also shared what they would say to another child, teen or family member who is grieving.

The blue butterfly is the official symbol of Children’s Grief Awareness Day, and all of TCR’s butterflies will be assembled into a collective Awareness Day Mural.

Thank you to all of the families at TCR who shared their wisdom and “hearts” with us!

You can learn more about Children’s Grief Awareness Day at their official website: