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After the death of a significant loved one, life is never the same.

Our goal at the Children's Bereavement Center (CBC) is to enable children and families to acknowledge change, adjust and integrate loss with healthful grief and mourning.

Our Impact


When we think of self-care in grief, it may not initially make sense. We might ask ourselves, how can we take care of ourselves when grief is so overpowering? How can we focus on ourselves when our focus should be on the loss experienced? How can we take care of ourselves when there are a million other things to do? Just as we are reminded on every airplane flight, you have to put your mask on first before helping someone else. In this article, we will explore different strategies that can be used to reduce stress, anxiety, and help ground ourselves when feeling overwhelmed by complicated emotions.

Parents and caregivers often need support themselves when caring for children after a loss.  In responding to a loss or crisis, whether it’s a death, natural disaster, violence, or trauma children and their families can benefit from the following information as a guide for conversation, and support, during times of need.


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