Childrens Grief Awareness Day
Today is the National Children’s Grief Awareness Day.
This day is held on the third Thursday of November before we start the holiday season. It is an important time to remember those people who are grieving, especially young children who are not equipped to handle these emotions on their own. The day was created by Highmark Caring Place, A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents, and Their Families in 2008.
Partnership Brings Awareness to Grieving Classmates
Childrensgriefawarenessday.org is the national website for this celebration and has important information including on how it began: “Children’s Grief Awareness Day began in Pennsylvania from a desire on the part of students to do more to bring attention to what their grieving classmates were coping with, for the most part, in silence. This initiative grew out of an ongoing partnership of the Highmark Caring Place with hundreds of schools across the state. After learning more about the work of the Caring Place and learning about how alone and misunderstood their peers often feel after a death, Caring Place staff and these students worked together to inaugurate the first Children’s Grief Awareness Day in 2008.
Please visit their website to learn more about how you can participate and help grieving children across the world.
For more personal guidance and information, contact the American Academy of Bereavement at 1-855-875-1066.