At Kate's Club, we believe in the power of community. Between school closures and social distancing, many of us may feel more isolated in our lives, and in our grief. Please see below to learn about important updates from Kate's Club as well as helpful resources on how to navigate the coming weeks.
Kate's Club Program and Event Updates
After careful consideration and following public health advisories in the wake of the COVID-19 virus, we have decided to cancel all programs in March and April as well as Camp Good Mourning.
In this time of stress, we want to stay connected and continue to offer support to our families. We are looking at different ways to support our families from a distance.
Please look for emails from us with activity ideas and a sign-up for a virtual Park Bench (parent and guardian support group). Please also know you can reach out to Lane or Debra by phone or email with any questions or concerns or if you need a little extra support.
We have also decided to postpone the May 2020 Mourning Glory Gala. The new date for Gala will be Friday, August 28. We are keeping the same location at the Loews Atlanta Hotel. There will be more details to come about the night as we get closer!
COVID-19, Grief, and Children
While these blog posts are focused on elderly grieving people, the majority of the content can apply to any grieving person.
This resource provides suggestions for supporting children and teens, as well as age-appropriate explanations. Grieving children more have more anxiety about health and safety than their peers.
This guide, available in both English and Spanish, provides information about how to cope with additional stress and practice self care. It also provides information about how children may react at different ages and how caregivers can support them.
With the disruptions in daily life, many students are grieving the loss of experiences: graduation, attending prom, their spring musical, or final baseball game. They may struggle with feelings of helplessness or loss of control, sadness, anger, or confusion. Check in with your kids and validate their thoughts and feelings.