Grief is part of the healing process, and it’s okay to feel sad and heart-broken over the loss of a loved one. Rowan Funeral Services is here to help in the journey of your healing. Contact us to discuss resources and find a personalized solution of support on your road to recovery.
Grief & Healing Websites
Children & Grief
When a loved one dies, it can be difficult to know how to help kids cope with the loss, particularly as you work through your own grief. By being open and honest, encouraging communication, and sharing your own feelings, you and your children can cope with painful times and begin your healing journey together.
The following links provide more useful information. As always, we are here to help you, so feel free to reach out to us if you are in need.
When Families Grieve
This guide was created by Sesame Workshop, the educational organization behind Sesame Street. It explores how children understand death and offers information about communicating and coping together.
Helpful Children’s Books
This list is from the Barr-Harris Children’s Grief Center and it recommends children’s books that deal with death and grief.
This is an article by Judith Acosta, author of Verbal First Aid. She counsels parents on ways to help kids heal from fear and pain.
Books are an excellent and safe way for one to explore their feelings and learn about different ways of healing. The link below is to the Center for Loss Bookstore, which has compassionate books and resources for those who are grieving, including children, teens, and caregivers.