How can grownups support grieving children?

How can grownups support grieving children?

Losing a loved one is difficult for anyone. For children, grief is experienced differently and every child grieves in his or her own way. As an adult, you serve as a role model to the children and teenagers in your life. By encouraging them to express their feelings, you can help them build healthy coping skills through the grieving process and for the future.

Learn how you can help the children in your life through the grieving process with these helpful tips in mind:

Read up on childhood bereavement and get professional help if you think it may be needed.

JourneyCare offers Camp Courage, a free bereavement camp for children ages 6-13, that serves families in the Chicago area. Camp Courage will be held from July 15-19 at YMCA Camp Duncan in Ingleside Illinois, to provide a safe space for kids to swim, rock climb and enjoy nature. The week-long camp incorporates reflection and honoring of loved ones through two special memorial services for the family members that have passed away. To register for Camp Courage, visit journeycare.org/campcourage.

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