Children's Grief Awareness DayTM

Children and teens who have had a loved one die often feel alone in their grief, like nobody understands what they're going through. Experiencing a death can be overwhelming for anyone, but it is especially difficult for those so young.

Grieving children need support. And the first step in that support is for the rest of us to become more aware of what these kids are going through.

Children's Grief Awareness Day is designed to help us all become more aware of the needs of grieving children and of the benefits that they obtain through the support of others.

Observed on the third Thursday of every November (one week before the U.S. holiday of Thanksgiving), Children's Grief Awareness Day is intentionally set in the holiday season, often a particularly difficult time for those grieving the loss of a loved one.

In 2014, Children's Grief Awareness Day is November 20.

Children's Grief Awareness Day is an opportunity for all of us to raise awareness of the painful impact that the death of a loved one has in the life of a child. An opportunity for all of us to recognize and support the millions of grieving children across the nation — the thousands of grieving children right in our own communities — the grieving children we know and see in our daily lives.

Children's Grief Awareness Day is an opportunity to make sure that grieving children receive the support they need.

Even though my heart was broken when my brother died, the butterfly means that it won't always hurt so bad. - 8-year-old
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