The death of a loved one often leaves families feeling overwhelmed not only with their grief, but also with the day to day activities in their lives. Often, it is difficult for the surviving parent to help their children deal with the death, leaving the child to face their loss and pain alone.

At Common Ground we provide on going support groups for children ages six through eighteen, grouped according to age, who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or friend. Though we do have groups for the surviving parent/primary caregiver, we do not have groups for adults who are not bringing a child or teen to the program.

Through the use of art, play, music, sandplay, and talking, we give children the opportunity to share their grief stories and assist them in coping with their grief.

For additional resources about grief and to locate other grief centers across the nation, please visit the National Alliance for Grieving Children.

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Children's Grief Awareness Day

Children's Grief Awareness Day is a nationally recognized day observed on the third Thursday of November each year. Children's Grief Awareness Day seeks to bring attention to the importance of being sensitive to the needs of grieving children and their families and that caring support can make all the difference in their lives.

You can show your support of grieving children and their families by wearing "Blue" on Children's Grief Awareness Day!

Please stay connected to Common Ground Grief Center to learn about more ways you can participate in Children's Grief Awareness Day!