Helping Children & Teenagers Grieve

Grief brings about a wide array of emotions in children and teenagers. While everyone grieves in their own way, there are steps families can take to help their children cope with grief and encourage them as they heal.

Grief is the result of any kind of loss. Losing a loved one can be a time filled with uncertainty, questions, and sadness. It is important that families listen to their children and offer reassurance and support as needed. If you have any questions or believe your child would benefit from speaking with a School Adviser, please contact your child's school. Our School Advisers are trained to help children work through their feelings during the grieving process.

Below are some resources that provide information for helping children and teenagers cope with grief.

Addressing Grief: Brief Facts and Tips

5 Grief Myths About Children and Teens

The Dougy Center: How to Help a Grieving Teen

The Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Suicide Prevention Lifeline has a number of resources. Their hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for those who are having thoughts of self-harm or those who know someone who is having these thoughts. You can visit their website at or call them at 1-800-273-TALK; that’s 1-800-273-8255.

Remember: We are here to help you and your family in your times of need. If there is anything we can do for your family, do not hesitate to contact your child's school. Our School Advisers and Guidance Counselors are always available to speak with you or your child to address your needs.