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Children’s Grief Awareness DaySM

Children's Grief Awareness Day

An international observance created in 2008 by the Highmark Caring Place, Children's Grief Awareness Day is observed every year on the third Thursday in November (the Thursday before the U.S. holiday of Thanksgiving). This time of year is a particularly appropriate time to support grieving children because the holiday season is often an especially difficult time after a death.

Children's Grief Awareness Day seeks to bring attention to the fact that often support can make all the difference in the life of a grieving child. It provides an opportunity for all of us to raise awareness of the painful impact that the death of a loved one has in the life of a child, an opportunity to make sure that these children receive the support they need.

In 2016, Children's Grief Awareness Day will be Thursday, November 17. Learn more about our newest initiative in western Pennsylvania called Illuminating HOPE, read an overview of how the Caring Place observed Children's Grief Awareness Day this past year or, for, more information on the day itself, visit the Children's Grief Awareness Day website.

Join the Holding onto HOPE Campaign.

You can also find Children's Grief Awareness Day on social media.

Child Grief Day Twitter

Childrens Grief Awareness Day Facebook