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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

        

Meet the Storytellers

We are grateful to those who generously shared very personal stories to assist others.
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Living dying: a guide

This popular handbook provides strategies to support children and young people experiencing the dying of someone they care about.
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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

Recorded webinar: KidsGrief.ca Overview
Watch the January 2023 webinar hosted by Andrea Warnick, children's grief therapist.
Are you hosting an event on kids grief?
Email us the details of your event if you would like it to be featured on the KidsGrief.ca website.
NEXT Kids Grief Q&A - FEBRUARY 7, 2023 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.

Upcoming webinars:

February 7, 2023
March 7, 2023
April 4, 2023
May  2, 2023
June 6, 2023

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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“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

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