Category: The Grief Compass

Helping Children Remember and Honor Their Loved Ones

Helping Children Remember and Honor Their Loved Ones

HELPING CHILDREN REMEMBER AND HONOR THEIR LOVED ONES By Allyson England Drake, M.Ed, CT Founder/Executive Director   Saying goodbye to a loved one who has died is one of the most difficult experiences for a child.  This painful process can be made a little easier […]

Saying “I’m Sorry” when someone is grieving

Saying “I’m Sorry” when someone is grieving

SAYING “I’M SORRY” WHEN SOMEONE IS GRIEVING By Allyson England Drake, M.Ed, CT Founder/Executive Director Many times, individuals don’t feel comfortable with what is appropriate to say to someone who is grieving the death of someone significant.  Is saying “I am sorry” sufficient or appear […]

Back to School with Grief

Back to School with Grief

By: Allyson England Drake, M.Ed, CT Founder/Executive Director Often, the beginning of the school year brings extra stress and worry for children who are grieving.  The Dougy Center has shared an article to help parents and caregivers discover helpful suggestions to make returning to school […]

What Grieving Children Need

What Grieving Children Need

This is such an important article by Jennifer Bannan published in the Washington Post on July 25, 2017 about what grieving children need – acknowledgment of their loss. “I hope to spare another kid the bleak silence, the fake bubble of oblivion people seem to […]