Grief support for children and teenagers can be found at the following websites:
The National Center for Grieving Children and Families
THE COMFORT ZONE CAMP
A fun and safe place for grieving children.
A fun place to learn about grief and loss.
An internet community of persons dealing with grief, death and major loss.
Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors.
Children and teenagers, under the age of 18, frequently become overlooked grievers after the death of a significant loved one. Children do not have the vocabulary, experience or coping skills to manage such pain. Adults sometimes misinterpret a grieving child’s play and laughter as resilience, instead of a lack of tools to express their grief. Therefore, their pain is neglected. The intense grief the caretaker could be experiencing may unintentionally overshadow the young griever.
Camp Braveheart is a Christ-centered camp designed to meet the unique emotional and spiritual needs of youth who are walking the journey of grief after the death of a loved one.
When: June 11-16, 2018
Where: Ridge Haven Camp, Brevard, NC
Cost: $300 (Scholarships are available by asking Martha Furman – firstname.lastname@example.org)
For further information contact Gentle Shepherd Hospice, 800-789-0586.
Local Support Groups
Grief support groups are available to adults in the Roanoke Valley as well.more