Children's Grief Awareness Day

Children's Grief Awareness Day
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Children's Grief Awareness Day (November 17th, 2022) was created to emphasize the unique struggles youth face when grieving and provide ways we can help support them through this challenging time. According to the New York Life Foundation, nearly 5 million youth under 18 will lose a parent or sibling.

Grief is a long journey; even when one may not feel ready, daily activities carry on. Since grief is long-lasting and affects everyone differently, those grieving may need advocates to stand by their side. Without a supportive advocate, grief can feel isolating and young people in particular, may feel misunderstood. If your family is experiencing grief, or you know someone who is, here are some helpful websites to give you insight into how you can continually support them as they adjust to life without their loved one.

EESD Wellness Grief Parent Portal - Grade appropriate grief resources compiled by our wellness team

Child Mind Institute - A comprehensive resource for families supporting grieving youth

Cancer.Net - Resources on how to support grieving youth.

National Alliance for Children's Grief - A national organization of professionals dedicated to supporting children and the networks and communities surrounding them.

Youth Caregivers & Bereaved Youth - A website created to support caregiving or bereaved youth ages 4-25, parents, and professionals.

Camp Kesem - A free week-long camp for children ages 6 to 18 who are impacted by a parent's cancer.

Eluna - supporting children and families impacted by grief or addiction

Kara Grief Support - providing grief support for children, teens, families and adults in Palo Alto and surrounding areas

Centre for Living with Dying - grief support groups through the Bill Wilson Center for children, teens, and adults

Find a mental health provider in your area by contacting Care Solace. They will help you find community-based mental health providers accepting private or public insurance or sliding scale options for those without insurance. If you would like to use Care Solace's coordination services free of charge:

Call 888-515-0595 available 24/7/365 in 200+ languages

Visit www.caresolace.com/evergreenfamilies and either search on your own OR click "Book Appointment" for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.

 

Updates and Support Resources from your

Evergreen Wellness Team

Visit the Evergreen Wellness website for mental health and self care resources for students, parents, and teachers.

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