WHO DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION SERVE?
The National Alliance for Grieving Children promotes awareness of the needs of children and teens grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who wants to support them.
WHAT IS THEIR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?
The death of a family member, friend or other significant person is a lifelong loss for children. It is normal for children to miss the person who died and to experience grief that might come and go with different levels of intensity for some time after the death. It can be challenging to parents and caregivers to know what to do for, what to say to and how to help children who are obviously hurting.
HOW DO YOU HELP THEM?
We provide a network for nationwide communication between hundreds of professionals and volunteers who want to share ideas, information and resources with each other to better support the grieving children and families they serve in their own communities. Through this network, the NAGC:
- Offers online education
- Hosts an annual symposium on children's grief
- Maintains a national data base of children's bereavement support programs
- Promotes national awareness to enhance public sensitivity to the issues impacting grieving children and teens.
WHERE CAN WE FIND OUT MORE?
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