Nov 17 is Children’s Grief Awareness Day

Nov 2, 2022 | Current Events

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 seeks to bring attention to the fact that often support can make all the difference in the life of a grieving child. It provides an opportunity for all of us to raise awareness of the painful impact that the death of a loved one has in the life of a child, an opportunity to make sure that these children receive the support they need.

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Children’s Grief Awareness Day Virtual Event

Join people from around the world on Thursday, November 17, for our 2022 Virtual Children’s Grief Awareness Day event! Tune into throughout the day for:

  • Activities for Kids and Teens
  • Author Readings
  • Tools & Resources for Caregivers
  • Stories of Hope
  • SPECIAL Grief Talks Webinar
  • Special Guest Speakers
  • Virtual Illuminating Hope Mosaic Mural Reveal
  • Check back here for more information as the schedule for the day becomes confirmed.

See recordings of the presentations and activities from last year’s virtual event.