For Parents

As a parent or guardian of a child who is dealing with the death of a loved one, you may feel ill equipped on what to say or how to provide support.  The links listed below are resources to help you as you walk the path to healing beside a grieving child.

Childhood Grief facts

Programs Supported by Safe Crossings Foundation

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Art with Heart is dedicated to helping children and teens overcome trauma through creative expression. They are the creative minds behind Oodles of Doodles and Chill & Spill as well as other evidence-based, therapeutic books and programs that help children that are struggling through illness, divorce, violence, or the loss of someone important to them.

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   The Healing Center is a grief-support community for children, teens, and families. Our community offers a unique, long-term, multifaceted approach to grief support, combining individual and group support with informal events and social networks.

 

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Safe Crossings is a program for children who are facing or have experienced the loss of a loved one. They honor the philosophy that each child’s needs are unique. They provide compassionate and knowledgeable support for grieving children of all ages and their families living in King and South Snohomish Counties.

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Camp Erin-King County is a weekend, overnight camp for kids and teens between the ages of 5 and 17 who are grieving the death of a loved one. Camp Erin-King County is free of charge to all participants. Teen Camp Erin (7th-12th grade) will be held August 16-18, 2015. Kids Camp Erin (K-6th grade) will be held September 25-27, 2015.

For other services click here and scroll to the bottom of the page. You can then search by region for services near you that fit your needs.

Links

Talking with Children about Death and Dying – Safe Crossings Program/PHOS

Understand and Help a Grieving Child – Safe Crossings Program/PHOS

When Families Grieve – Sesame Street Video

About Childhood Grief – National Alliance for Grieving Children

When a Family Grieves – Sesame Street

Hello Grief.org

The Grief Journey of a Child – NY Life Foundation

Books

List of Books to Read provided by Safe Crossings Program/PHOS (attach PDF)

Buy Books related to Grief – Centering Corporation

Letting Children Share in Grief (Attending a Funeral)  by Alan Wolfelt