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June 9th: Avow Children’s Services ‘Grief Cave’ Allows Children to Process Feelings Colorfully

When you walk into the “Grief Cave” in the Children’s Services wing of Avow’s Lyon Center, it is clear that you are walking into something special.  Not only are you greeted with the purple hues of blacklight and florescent writing, but you are also looking into the hearts and minds of the children that Avow provides support to in the community.  The grief cave is a place to share your heart, and for one child, named Andrew, it was a [...]

2018-06-15T09:27:16-04:00Comments Off on June 9th: Avow Children’s Services ‘Grief Cave’ Allows Children to Process Feelings Colorfully

How to Talk to Children about Death, Tragic Events

Tips for Talking with Children Following Tragic Events Reassure them of their own safety. Don’t project your fears onto the child. Limit access to recurring news and repeated exposure to the tragedy. Realize you can’t completely shield them from what happened. Build upon your trust relationship by letting the child hear things directly form you – even unsettling information. Keep in mind: There is no standard reaction you can or should expect from your child. Some children [...]

2018-06-08T09:58:00-04:00Comments Off on How to Talk to Children about Death, Tragic Events