When confronted with death, the last thing you think about is how are the kids going to deal with loss? How as a mother/father/sister/brother will I tell and deal with my feelings and their feelings? The question is unfortunately too common. Reality, as an adult is hard enough. Recently watching my sons friend loose his mother tragically and this sweet boy who laughed and played...now is struggling dealing with her death; and has become quiet and cant enjoy the simple kid things to do. There is no words! Luckily, I know of a place where they help kids and their families deal with loss. The Cooper House. GREAT FOUNDATION! But currently needing a new place for the kids to come and have activities...The place is up for sale! We need to help them have a place to call a SAFE PLACE $1 or more anything helps! please read below and or visit their site at www.thecooperfoundation.org If you cant donate! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!!!! SEND THIS LINK!!!!!!!! Thank you!
A Club No One Wants to Join
The impact of death is devastating.
From the day their parent, grandparent, brother or sister dies, everything changes. Nothing is ever the same again.
They feel like a part of their world has disappeared.
The Social Security Administration (1999) and the United States Census Bureau (1985) have estimated that there are 2.5 to 3 million American children grieving the death of an immediate family member. Moreover, research suggests that approximately 90% of students will experience the loss of a family member or close friend before finishing high school (Ewalt & Perkins, 1979). Other pertinent information includes:
"¢ One in five children will experience the death of a family member
"¢ Six out of every ten school age children experience a major loss
"¢ Marital separation or divorce occurs in 78% of families that experience the death of a child
We provide grief support for children and their families.
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