4-5 % OF CHILDREN WILL LOSE A PARENT BEFORE THEY ARE 18
Canada has almost 7.5 million children under the age of 18 and over 203,000 of them are bereaved (someone in their close family has died).
The death of a parent or sibling has been found to be one of the most stressful life events that child or youth can experience.
WHY A GRIEF NETWORK
We recoganize that the support received by a grieving child or youth can significantly influence his/her wellbeing. As a result we aim to connect individuals and organizations who provide services and resources that benefit children and youth who are grieving a death.
WHAT KIDS WANT TO KNOW: THE 4 C’S
Children need to be ressured:
1) They did not Cause the illness or death
2) They cannot Catch the illness
3) They cannot Cure the illness
4) Someone will take Care of them
TO HELP GRIEVING CHILDREN
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