Children’s Grief Awareness Day

Did you know every year on the third Thursday of November is Children’s Grief Awareness Day?

New Hope proudly observes this day, Thursday, November 19th 2015, with our community partners, donors and supporters throughout the country we acknowledge this day by wearing blue and hosting awareness events our communities–we invite you to join us!  Bereaved children are often referred to as the “forgotten mourners”. Many bereaved children feel isolated in their grief, unaware that they are NOT alone.

Children’s Grief Awareness Day is an opportunity to tell children they are not forgotten and that there is support, hope and healing to be found.  New Hope promotes the awareness of the needs of grieving children and teens and provides support, education and resources for anyone who wants to support them.

Join us in raising awareness of children’s grief on Thursday, November 19th. 
You can make a difference in the life of a grieving child! 

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Get Involved:

  • Wear Blue on Children’s Grief Awareness Day: November 19, 2015 and take a photo and share on social media
  • Share with friends and family on social media to create awareness about children’s grief
  • Partner or Volunteer with New Hope to serve grieving children and their families

Children Grieve…

  • ..when people in their lives die.
  • …in a personal, individual, and unique way.
  • …within the context of their family, culture, and community.
  • …the death of someone in their life in different ways at different times.


Children who are grieving a death are supported when…

  • …parents and caregivers provide attentiveness, warmth, and connection.
  • …they hear words and see actions that uplift, empower, and encourage them.
  • …they are prepared for things they might see and experience after the death.
  • …adults model healthy coping.
  • …they are given space to experience and express their grief in their own ways.
  • …they are able to connect with peers who have also experienced a death.


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