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A World Where it is Ok to Grieve

By: Kate Atwood [Today is National Children’s Grief Awareness Day. It comes on the heels of the tragic terrorist attacks around the world. And while a lot of us are grieving a sense of loss of our own freedom by these attacks, hundreds of families are experiencing the darkest days of grief as they mourn…

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Beyond The Lens: Photography as Therapy

Our mission at Kate’s Club is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling.  One of the ways that we empower our kids is by giving them different means to express themselves and to work through the emotions they are feeling.  This past March our teens took party…

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Some Book Suggestions

For Jessica, a helpful part of her grieving process was reading the book When Someone You Love Dies by Therese Rando. This book along with several others are part of a list on the website suggested for those who are grieving. Other books on their list include: “Tear Soup”, by Pat Schweibert “A Grief Observed”, by…

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The Art of Poetry

By definition poetry is an imaginative awareness of experience expressed through meaning, sound, and rhythmic language choices so as to evoke an emotional response. Poetry is something different for everyone… just like grief. Many times it is difficult to put into words the way you feel when dealing with grief. One method of expression that some…

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Grieving through Art

Art is an excellent form of self-expression, especially for a child dealing with grief. Truth be told, it is healing for the kid in all of us. The image below is of the memory box that Claire Hecht created to remember her dad. The website shares some of ideas for projects you can do…

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