Child & Teen Grief Awareness Day

Thursday, November 21, 2013

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.

Nevada Child and Teen Grief Awareness Day is designed to help us all become more aware of the needs of grieving children and the benefits they obtain through the support of others.

Observed on the third Thursday of every November (one week before Thanksgiving), Nevada Child and Teen Grief Awareness Day is intentionally set in the holiday season, often a particularly difficult time for those grieving the loss of a loved one.

We know it seems early to be thinking about the holidays now, but they’ll be here before you know it! Here are just a few ideas on how to participate in Child & Teen Grief Awareness Day,

  • but we want to hear from you too!
  • Have everyone in the school wear blue, including teachers & counselors
  • Serve breakfast to the homeroom wearing the most blue
  • Sell blue lollipops or blue balloons
  • Have a school assembly
  • Sponsor an essay contest within the school
  • Create a bulletin board display
  • Tour the Solace Tree
  • Make a donation to the Solace Tree

Please let us know what you’re doing, by contacting us at 775.324.7723 or
Thank you!

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