For children, the loss of a sibling or a beloved adult can be confusing and disorienting. Some may be too young to understand the permanence of death and the complexity of their feelings. Others may not know how to grieve – or that it is OK to feel sad and to move through the grief process on their own timetable. Gilchrist Grief Services helps the children left behind better understand and cope with their grief, allowing them to work through the process in their own individual way.

The following specialized grief services are available for children: 

  • Individual sessions for children with licensed counselors with experience in the unique needs of children
  • Assessment and intervention by our Certified Child Life Specialist, with expertise in helping children cope with illness and grief
  • Education and coaching for families in addressing the needs of grieving children
  • Workshops tailored to the unique needs of children, such as Understanding Grief: Just for Teens, Movies that Move Us, and Legacies of Our Loved Ones
  • Community workshops and educational sessions with school guidance counselors on helping grieving children


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