Death is difficult to understand, and when a community member dies – or many do – children may struggle to make sense of a senseless situation.
The death of a family member or friend can be a tramautic experience for a child or teen, and "a child suffering the loss of a parent or sibling is likely to be in great need of personal attention," says grief expert Helen Fitzgerald. It is important to talk (and listen) to children who are grieving, but we may not know what to say or do.
Legacy offers advice from grief experts to help you understand and support a child or teenager coping with loss. Explore the links below to find expert advice on children and grief.
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Coping with Tragedy, Loss in the Community
The Death of a Parent
Who Will Care for My Children?
Helping Children Through Grief
Teenagers and Loss
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