Children's Grief Awareness



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The National Alliance for Grieving Children promotes awareness of the needs of children and teens grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who wants to support them. Join us in working towards raising awareness of children's grief. You can make a difference in the life of a grieving child!
Every year on the third Thursday of November, the NAGC proudly observes Children's Grief Awareness Day. Our Affiliate members, donors and supporters throughout the country acknowledge this day by wearing blue and hosting awareness events in their communities. Bereaved children are often referred to as the "forgotten mourners". Many bereaved children feel isolated in their grief, unaware that they are not alone. Children's Grief Awareness Day is an opportunity to tell children they are not forgotten and that there is support, hope and healing to be found.
The NAGC is committed to advocate for bereaved children and help them find a voice, please join us! Anyone can participate!

Join Our Social Media Campaign!


Do you remember what it was like to be a child?
Let's remember together and raise awareness for grieving kids with these simple steps:

Step 1– Update your profile picture for the month of November to a picture of yourself as a child.

Step 2– Think about a caring adult who had a positive impact on your life when you were a child and post three adjectives that describe that person.

Step 3– Tag at least three people and encourage them to do the same.

Step 4– Wear your heart for grieving children and have a positive impact on the children in your life. Buy your heart HERE.

As we enter into the month of November and celebrate Children’s Grief Awareness Month, we are asking NAGC members and awareness initiative partners to join us in this campaign. We have created a heart pin that can be ordered for you, your staff, volunteers, and/or community HERE in bulk to wear the month of November. The more of us who participate the more impact we will have with this important message!

Get Involved
  • Join our Social Media Campaign!
  • Wear Blue on Children's Grief Awareness Day: November 17, 2016
  • Partner With Your Community: Find a children's support center/program in your area and lend them a helping hand.
  • Media: Join our Social Media Campaign & Learn how to use local media to help raise awareness
  • How to use your Social Media links to increase Children's Grief Awareness.
  • Learn More About "Children's Grief Awareness Day" and The Highmark Caring Place
  • Become a member for the NAGC. To find our more information click HERE
  • Donate towards Children's Grief Awareness. To find out more click HERE

Truth Is…Children Do Grieve
The death of a significant loved one is a lifelong loss for a child, but it does not have to "derail" his or her future. Read more about childhood grief and how to help a grieving child.

Resources to Help Raise Awareness

Childhood grief remains one of society's most overlooked and least understood issues. This lack of community awareness compounds the grief journey that every bereaved family must undergo. By developing a timely, robust body of knowledge around kids' and parents' grief experience - and sharing that knowledge broadly - we hope to raise public awareness and understanding of the prevalence and impact of childhood loss. 
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