The ‘After a Loved One Dies – How children grieve & how they can be supported’ booklet is aimed at helping parents and caregivers support children who are grieving the death of a loved one. It was created by the New York Life Foundation. Topics covered include: children’s understanding of death; common grief reactions; tips for explaining death; attending funerals; coping over time; getting professional help; self-care for parents; and moving forward.
The guide stresses the importance of open, honest communication and providing ongoing support as children process grief in stages. It aims to increase understanding of childhood grief, normalise reactions, and provide strategies to guide children through the grieving process in a healthy way.
- Helping children, helping the family
- Helping children cope over time
- Why a parent’s role is important
- Getting help
- Helping children understand death
- Taking care of yourself
- How children respond to death
- Attending funerals and memorials
- Looking to the future
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