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Talking with kids and teens about serious illness, dying and death

What do I tell the kids? How do I support them?

KidsGrief.ca is a free online resource that helps parents support their children when someone in their life is dying or has died. It equips parents with the words and confidence needed to help children grieve life’s losses in healthy ways.

For Parents

Understanding children's grief and finding teachable moments Start now
Talking about dying and death Start now
Supporting a grieving child Start now


            
        

For Educators

Overview Start now
Grief in the classroom Start now
Strategies for supporting grieving students Start now
Support for student deaths Start now
Considerations for administrators Start now

        

MY LIFE, MY GRIEF

This activity book helps kids think about how someone’s death is affecting their life.
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MY LIFE, MY ILLNESS

Me and My Illness is a helpful tool for parents and healthcare providers for starting conversations about illness and how it affects the child’s life.
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MY LIFE, THEIR ILLNESS

This activity book helps kids think about how someone’s illness is affecting their life.
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MAID ACTIVITIY BOOK

This activity book helps kids think about how someone choosing medical assistance in dying is affecting them
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What’s new

GRIEF RESOURCE FOR MOTHER'S AND FATHER'S DAY

A NEW resource developed with children’s grief specialist Ceilidh Eaton Russell to support kids struggling with grief on Mother’s and Father’s Day.

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“Grief” a short video by Aidan
Aidan Haak, a self taught 14-year old budding movie genius singlehandedly developed a 2 minute video short about kids grief using Lego and CGI. Watch Grief
NEXT Kids Grief Q&A - JUNE 18, 2024 1:00pm ET

Free webinar! Andrea Warnick, children's grief therapist answers your questions. Sign up to stay informed about the date and time of upcoming webinars and to receive webinar links and recordings.

Watch the May 2024 webinar hosted by Andrea Warnick, children's grief therapist.

Next webinars: 

September 10, 2024
October 8, 2024
November 12, 2024
December 10, 2024



AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE! LIVING DYING: A GUIDE FOR ADULTS SUPPORTING GRIEVING CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS

This popular handbook by Ceilidh Eaton Russell, a national leader in children’s grief, provides practical strategies for parents and professionals who are supporting children and young people who have or will experience the dying and death of someone they care about.


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