Grieving Children Need Support to Stay Resilient and Avoid Destructive Behavior

Establishing a grieving program for children, teens, and families

The Center for Grieving Children, Teens and Families in Philadelphia expanded its service, outreach and training programs in 2001–2002.

Key Results

  • The center added four free support groups: for preschoolers ages 3.5 to 5; children ages 8 to 10; teenagers ages 13 to 18; and young adults ages 18 to 24.
  • It expanded its community education and outreach programs for professionals and hosted a day-long conference for professionals who work with grieving people.
  • It finalized development of its website and created a newsletter, Center Notes.