"If children are old enough to love, they are old enough to grieve. Many times in our society children are the forgotten grievers. For instance, when a parent dies, whom do we expect to help the child with their grief? The surviving parent. That parent not only has their own grief to deal with but they are learning for the first time how to be a single parent. They, like their child, can use support in their grieving. Children don’t grieve the way we do. They don’t openly talk about how they are feeling. A death in their life usually causes them to feel even more different than usual. Kids feel different enough – a death causes them to feel even more different and isolated. Bereavement groups are extremely helpful for children since they are with other children who have experienced a loss also." ~ David Kessler
The Bradley Center: For Grieving Children and Families
Providing peer-group interfaith grief support for children and families.
P.O. Box 1115
West Jordan, UT 84084
Groups are held at American Heritage School of South Jordan, 11100 South Redwood Road, South Jordan, Utah 84084
The Sharing Place: A Grief Support Program for Children
1695 East 3300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
"Grief is a process, not a state."
~ Anne Grant