Practical Guidance to Support Grieving Children

Approximately 5.2 million children in the United States have or will experience the death of a parent or sibling before they turn 18 years-old. This series will be designed to equip adults with practical guidance to support the mental health and well-being of grieving and bereaved children.

The Challenge

1 in 14 children (5.2 M) in the United States will experience the death of a parent or sibling by the time they reach the age of 18. Grieving children and adolescents are at higher risk for a range of negative physical and mental health symptoms, including: PTSD, depression, negative coping behaviors, trouble concentrating, headaches, and disruptive sleep patterns. These risks are even higher due to the isolation of COVID-19.

Our Response

In response to this critical need, the Dougy Center and No Limit Generation (NLG) have partnered to equip caregivers with knowledge and understanding on childhood bereavement. This training series provides critical guidance on how to support grieving children, especially in light of the challenges of the pandemic.

Understanding the Scope and Risks of Childhood Bereavement

Let’s Talk about Grief

Talking to Children When Someone Dies

Helpful Considerations for Children and Families Who Are Grieving

Resources and Support for Children & Families Who Are Grieving

Crafted in partnership with The Dougy Center, The National Center for Grieving Children & Families.

A series that addresses grief, the root of several other mental health diagnoses.

Designed to equip and empower grief-informed adults with resources for bereaved children, and even intervene on their own.

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