Topic: Childhood Bereavement

Children’s Grief Awareness Day

Join Comfort Zone Camp on November 17, 2011 in raising awareness about the prevalence of childhood grief and ways to support young people and families who have suffered a loss. Here are some simple ways you can help to make a difference in the life of a grieving child or teen.

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Moments of Grace

As many grieving people know, keeping a loved one’s memory alive after they die can be a difficult task. Guest author Colleen Wilson shares some interesting ways that she feels her mother’s presence in her life now.

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Learning About Dad, Thirteen Years Later

Guest author Emily Sullivan’s dad died when she was very young, so she has few memories of him. But in many ways, she has found that we are all extensions of the people that we have lost. Using her dad’s old camera, Emily experiences a new type of connection with the unique man he was.

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Reminding Teachers About a Loss

Children and teens continue to move through their grief with each passing year. Something a parent or guardian can do to support this process is to meet with teachers and school administrators before the beginning of each school year, and share information abut the loss.

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Find Your Rock

When you are grieving, or going through any life challenge, it’s important to find your rock. Guest author Audrey Wauchope’s rock is quite literally a rock…in the middle of Central Park.

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Connections and Growth at the NAGC

Each year for three days, hundreds of bereavement professionals gather for the annual National Alliance for Grieving Children convention. Author Alisha Krukowski shares her experience, and the fresh ideas she took home from this year’s event.

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Remembering Dad on Father’s Day

Father’s Day can be a rough holiday when you feel like you are the only one without a dad. Hello Grief’s Alisha Krukowski offers a few suggestions on how to create your own new traditions to remember and celebrate your dad on Father’s Day.

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Before and After

It’s funny how one thing can change the course of our grief, and help us to manage feelings of guilt and isolation. Teen guest author Samantha Worman shares her feelings after her father’s death, and also her feelings after her first time at Comfort Zone Camp.

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Resilience Skills to Help Children Deal with Grief and Loss

Many people want to know the best way to help a child with his or her personal tragedy. A good option is for the child to be encouraged to learn resilience skills. The creators of Tool Kits for Kids share an exercise that can help.

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A Reason to Run

Running a marathon is a daunting, scary, overwhelming challenge; but it doesn’t compare to the challenges faced by grieving children. Guest Author Erin Love, who lost her father, shares how she took on the challenge of running a marathon and raised enough money to send 10 kids to Comfort Zone Camp.

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