Grief and Bereavement Care Packages for Children and Youth
As there are no free grief services specific to children and youth in the Nipissing and Parry Sound district, their main objective is to support children and youth with helpful resources for grief and loss. The project includes creating a package in English and French (tailored to ages: 3-5, 6-9, 10-13, and 14-16) which includes: a grief workbook, a blanket, an electric candle, a writing journal, pens and pencils, an age-specific toy, and a pamphlet of resources for children and their families about grief and bereavement. This project aims to provide practical support to children, youth and their families, and a way to break down broader level myths and stigma around grief in children and youth. The grief packages can be used as a method of starting a conversation with people who regularly interact with this population, such as schools, and other local organizations.