grief

Teens Helping Teens Move Through Grief

Camp Erin-King County hosts a weekend session each summer that is just for teenagers. On the last night of camp, teens participate in a special grief activity with each other around the pool. All campers gather on blankets with luminaries they’ve each made by hand that picture their relationship with their lost loved ones. These… Read more »

Grants to Make Wishes Come True

In 2015 the Safe Crossings Foundation board of directors designated special funds for a new community grant-making initiative. This program offered three $5,000 competitive grants to emerging programs that addressed unmet needs in the greater Puget Sound area. Nine programs submitted requests, but these three stood out: Outward Bound Northwest, Grief Place and Our TreeHouse…. Read more »

Types of Loss Series, Introduction

Loss, and by association grief, come in a variety of forms. Many think that loss only refers to death of a loved one or a close friend. But the feeling of loss can occur from any number of circumstances.  Moving to a new city or country, breaking up with a boyfriend or girlfriend, developing a… Read more »

Depression and Complicated Grief are Two Separate Things

What we often hear about people we know who have lost a loved one, is that through their grief they have fallen into a deep onset of depression. But what specialists are saying now, is that Complicated Grief is its own disorder, separate from depression and therefore needs its own treatment. One of the primary… Read more »

Childhood Grief is Complicated

Every person certainly grieves differently, as does every child. So often, it becomes all too easy as a parent or adult close to a child to unintentionally overlook the child’s struggles with life as well as death. Children are the greatest observers and the greatest absorbers. They notice many of the little things that adults often… Read more »

What to Say to Someone Who Has Lost a Loved One

It’s often hard to know what to say or do when someone you care about is grieving. You may be afraid of intruding, saying the wrong thing, or making the person feel even worse. Or maybe you feel there’s little you can do to make things better. While you can’t take away the pain of… Read more »

Parenting Through Grief: The Attunetion Approach

Being a mom or dad is hard enough. Parenting through grief? Well, that can be utterly overwhelming. It is uncharted waters for most parents who often find themselves wishing someone would just write a guidebook with all the answers. Luckily Jade Richardson Bock and Dr. Craig Pierce did just that. In their new book called… Read more »

The Beautiful Way One Mom Discusses Death & Grief With Her Sons

Blogger Mary Tyler Mom wrote a great column about grief for ChicagoNow, an online blog forum. After having her oldest daughter die from cancer, talk of death became commonplace in her family’s home. Now, as a member of her extended family has passed away and her children are a bit older, she discusses how to… Read more »

Camp Erin: A Camp to Help Kids Through Grief

Of the many programs that the Safe Crossings Foundation helps fund and support, one of our most celebrated is Camp Erin-King County. This is an overnight weekend camp for children and teens in which they get the opportunity to feel supported as well as open about their own grief and internal struggles. With the staff… Read more »

SCF at Work: The Sayyid Family

Here at the Safe Crossings Foundation we provide the funding to ensure that children who have lost a loved one find a safe place to feel supported, accepted and understood through Safe Crossings Programs. We understand that grief, while it may be an incredibly common emotion, is not always the easiest to deal with. The… Read more »