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Helping Children through Loss and Grief: A Conversation with the Director of Children’s Grief Connection

Grief is a natural and dynamic response to a major loss and, for people of all ages, it demands time and understanding. But with children, grief doesn’t always look the way we expect. Children sometimes may appear irreverent or disrespectful – or they may be unbearably sad one minute and dashing out to play with friends the next. Grief also may sweep over a child years after a loss, taking on new meaning at a new stage of the child’s development, especially for a child who has lost a parent or other very close family member. In this week’s Mom Enough show, Coral Popowitz from Children’s Grief Connection joins Marti & Erin for a rich discussion informed by Coral’s years of experience supporting children and families through grief.

 

Do you have a child or know a child who has lost a parent or other close family member or friend? How did that child express his or her grief at the time of the loss? Over the following months or years? Share your thoughts in our REPLY space below!

 

For camps, programs and grief resources, click here.

For the NASP resource sheet on Death and Grief, click here.

For a transcript of this show, provided by the Minnesota Department of Education, click here.

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