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7 Tips for Explaining End of Life to Children

Posted on March 2, 2023 by Sammy McCarthy MS, CCLS, and Sarah Bujold MS, CCLS in Children

In observance of Child Life Month, two Care Dimensions child life specialists provide seven tips for talking to children about death and dying. ...

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8 Tips for Raising Grieving Children

Posted on January 30, 2023 by Samantha McCarthy, MS, CCLS, and Sarah Bujold, MS, CCLS in Children

Here are eight tips that parents can use to help their grieving children cope with death and loss. ...

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Rotary Club Helps Families with Sick Children at Thanksgiving

Posted on November 22, 2022 by Lisa Conti in Children,  Donors,  Palliative Care

A Rotarian whose grandson had hospice care in England pays it forward for sick children and their families on the North Shore of Massachusetts. ...

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3 Ways to Support Grieving Teens Who Use Social Media

Posted on November 16, 2022 by Samantha McCarthy in Children

Posting to social media is one of the ways grieving teens may choose to remember a person they've lost. These platforms can be a great outlet for connecting, empowering, advocating and remembering if they have proper support and oversight. ...

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4 Ways to Support Children During Disturbing Times

Posted on May 25, 2022 by Care Dimensions Children's Program Staff in Children

It is complicated for adults to wrap our heads around what has been happening in our world, and it can be confusing to know how to talk to our children about it. Avoiding the topic doesn’t make it go away. We encourage you to speak openly as a family about the recent events. This articles lists four ways parents can help their children deal with frightening news. ...

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Q & A: How to Help Grieving Children

Posted on March 16, 2022 by Care Dimensions Children’s Program Staff in Children

In observance of Child Life Month, here are some common questions Care Dimensions child life specialists handle when helping parents of children who have someone important receiving hospice care or has already died. ...

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On Losing My Dad, but Regaining My Strength

Posted on November 17, 2021 by Olivia Schuller in Children

Olivia Schuller, a teen when she lost her Dad at the beginning of the COVID pandemic in 2019, struggled with her grief and summoned the inner strength to carry on. ...

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Now and Next Year Children Need COVID Grief Support in Schools

Posted on June 21, 2021 by Kristin Kowalski, MS, School and Community Outreach Specialist in Children

During the upcoming year and beyond, children will continue to need grief support in schools as they sort out their feelings of pain and grief after a year of COVID. ...

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A Letter to Grieving Teens

Posted on February 2, 2021 by Kelia Bergin in Children

Reaching out to teens who have lost someone close to them, acknowledging that grief is complicated, and offering a virtual space for talking or just listening ...

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6 Ways to Support Your Child After a Suicide Death

Posted on October 16, 2020 by Sarah Bujold in Children

Here are six tips on how to guide a conversation with your child about a death by suicide and suggestions for offering support. ...

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