Living with Illness, Supported in Grief
The Children & Family Grief Services Program offers free individual and group support for children and teens who are:
- coping with their own serious medical illness
- coping with the life-threatening illness of a loved one
- suffering with grief following the death of a loved one
- support for parents and caregivers of a loved one with a life-threatening illness
- support for grieving parents and caregivers
- community education regarding grief issues for children
- consultation and training regarding grief for community providers and schools
- outreach to the community following a tragedy, in association with local resources
Living with Illness:
When you have a serious illness, you may wonder how do I ...
- tell my children about my illness?
- help my children cope with emotions?
- answer my child’s questions?
- know what behaviors and thoughts my child might have?
- find information about parenting?
- communicate with my family about my illness, treatment and prognosis?
- know how to share information about my illness with others involved in my child’s life?
- find support and counseling resources for my child and family?
Supported in Grief:
When you have experienced the death of someone close to you, you may wonder how do I ...
- know if my child/teen is moving through their grief in a healthy way?
- know the common behaviors and thoughts of grief for children and teens?
- help my child cope with their grief?
- communicate with others involved in my child’s life?
- assist schools in providing a supportive environment for my grieving child?
- find support and counseling resources for my child?
For more information, please call Jan Arsenault, MS, NCC at (603) 740-2689.
The Children & Family Grief Services Program is funded through donations to the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital & Health Foundation.