Has your child suffered the loss of a beloved relative? Has the loss of a pet filled him with sadness? Is a young person that you know living through the unspeakable tragedy of losing a parent to disease, accident, or unexpected death?


Understanding death and coping with loss are two of the most painful challenges a child is likely to face in his life. Studies show that unresolved grief contributes to lifelong struggles with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and even suicidal behavior. Though death is a part of life and children cannot always be shielded from its emotional toll, there are things parents and caregivers can do to help children cope with grief and loss. (more…)