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Welcome to Josie's Place grief support groups for children.

November is Children's Grief Awareness Month

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No Child Should Have to Grieve Alone

 

What is Children's Grief Awareness Day?

Children's Grief Awareness Day is the Thursday before Thanksgiving and seeks to bring attention to the fact that often support can make all the difference in the life of a grieving child. It provides an opportunity for all of us to raise awareness of the painful impact that the death of a loved one has in the life of a child, an opportunity to make sure that these children receive the support they need.

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Children and grief

Before they graduate from high school, one child out of every 20 children will have a parent die—and that number doesn't include those who experience the death of a brother or sister, a close grandparent, an aunt or uncle, or friend. Children who have experienced the death of someone important to them often feel like their struggles are invisible to those around them. These children need advocates, letting all know that the death of someone close is the beginning of many weeks, months and years of finding ways to go on without that special person in their lives, with that person-shaped hole in their hearts.📷Children who have had someone die—especially a close family member—can feel the loss forever.. Children and adults together can show their support for grieving children and show their awareness of what grieving children might be going through by participating in Children's Grief Awareness Day.