Washington, D.c. (PressExposure) November 14, 2014 -- In support of Children's Grief Awareness Day, please join From Grief to Gratitude by wearing blue on November 20, 2014 to help raise awareness of all the children that are affected by the death of a loved one. One in 20 children will experience the death of a parent before they graduate high school
Created in 2008 by the Highmark Caring Place, A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and Their Families, and since recognized by organizations around the world, Children's Grief Awareness Day is observed every year on the third Thursday in November (the Thursday before the U.S. holiday of Thanksgiving). This time of year is a particularly appropriate time to support grieving children because the holiday season is often an especially difficult time after a death. Children's Grief Awareness Day is a day focused on bringing to mind the children all around us who have experienced the death of a loved one -- children who typically feel very alone in the journey of grief they travel. It is an opportunity to let grieving children know that they're not forgotten in the midst of their grief.
How does one get through the holiday season when they are heartbroken from the death of a loved one?
- Learn tips and tools for coping with holiday grief.
- Listen to others share their personal grief experiences.
- Light a candle to honor and remember.
The Holiday Grief Event will be held on November 20th at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, Washington, D.C., and is free and open to the public. A special "Holding on to Hope" activity is planned for children in celebration of Children's Grief Awareness Day.
Please share this event with your family, friends, associates, and community. Our children will thank you.
The Holiday Grief Event
November 20, 2014
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street, N.W., Auditorium A-5
Washington, D.C. 20001