The loss of a loved one is a traumatic event at any age, but
it can provoke a lot of questions for young children. As the parent or
caregiver, your children will often look to you for answers and affirmation of
what they are feeling. Once the shock wears off and routines start to resume,
your child may not be okay—and that is okay. At Lost & Found our goal is to
be honest with children and give them a safe space to learn how to communicate
all the emotions they are experiencing. We value your trust in us and aim to
give you the highest quality of care and resources based on the most current research.
Children will act as if they are doing okay, as long as they can. We encourage you to get your children involved in support groups at Lost & Found, before problems become apparent.
"The group I am in makes me feel like I am not alone." Child Participant
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Talking to Children About the Death of a Family Member or Caregiver
The Bill of Rights for Grieving Teens
10 Things Grieving Children Want You to Know
Helping Grieving Children Handle The Holidays
16 Ideas for Creating New Holiday Tradition After Death