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Children's Grief Awareness Day

No child should grieve alone. Help them hold on to hope.

Thank you for joining us this past Children's Grief Awareness Day to help us all become more aware of the needs of grieving children — and of the benefits they obtain through the support of others.

1 in 7 children and teens will experience the death of a parent or sibling. Grieving children and teens often feel isolated from their peers and experience other stressors as a result of the death. The impact is lifelong. 

What did we do?

  • Wore blue!

  • Took pictures with Hope the Butterfly! Check out some of the pictures here.

  • Distributed information at WEX, Inc., IDEXX, and Intermed to help people learn more about supporting grieving children.

  • Hosted a Lunch & Learn at York Hospital and an Evening Workshop at St. George's Episcopal Church.

  • Special thanks to Trinity Episcopal Church for organizing a Labyrinth walk in recognition of the day! 
   

You can give hope.

• Be there to listen and offer support

• Talk with children about the person who died and acknowledge their loss.

• Speak honestly and simply about death and grief.

• Make time for them and help them maintain important activities and relationships.

• Know about the resources in your community.

Some of our Littles' butterflies.