A helpful article by Anthony Martin: It begins, “It’s difficult explaining death to a child, especially the loss of a relative. You might have questions about how to begin the conversation, or you might feel uncertain about what to say.
Naturally, you want to protect your child from feeling the same pain you are experiencing, but it is crucial that you speak honestly and openly about the situation.
Helping your child understand grief and loss is best for their emotional health and well-being.”
The Healing Place, a center for Loss & Change, provides information grief support for Children, Parents and Schools
Children’s Grief Education Association provides information for and about children’s grief. There are also activities for children.
Publishes extensive resources for helping children and teens who are grieving the death of a parent, sibling, or friend, including, “After Suicide: A Workbook for Grieving Kids.” The Dougy Center also has a national online directory of support groups for children.
Provides a national directory of grief support programs, online resources, and written materials for children, teens, and their families. Also provides a network for nationwide communication between hundreds of children’s bereavement centers who want to share ideas, information and resources with each other to better support the families they serve in their own communities.
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