Parents/Caregivers

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

 

What Grief Looks Like in Children

Does Your Child or Teen Need Help with Grief

Benefits of a Therapeutic Grief Support Group

Talking to Children About Grief

Going Back to School Routines 

Back to School Grief Triggers 

Telling Children the Truth about Difficult Death

Explaining a Suicide Death to a Child

Should Children Attend a Funeral Memorial Service?

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

10 Rules for Getting Through the Holidays While Grieving 

Game Day
Children's Grief Awareness Day
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