Take a ‘selfie’ Nov. 20 to support kids on National Children’s Grief Awareness Day

Beloit Regional Hospice staff and volunteers with their Holding On To Hope signs in support of Children’s Grief Awareness Day Thursday, Nov. 20. (Photo provided)
Beloit Regional Hospice staff and volunteers with their Holding On To Hope signs in support of Children’s Grief Awareness Day Thursday, Nov. 20. (Photo provided)

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BELOIT, Wisconsin — Take a “selfie” this Thursday, Nov. 20, National Children’s Grief Awareness Day, as a way to honor and support grieving children and teens in our communities.

This day represents an opportunity to take a moment to consider youth who are struggling with the loss of someone close to them. As per their website, childrensgriefawarenessday.org: “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.”

All are encouraged to wear blue or print the Holding On To Hope logo from the website and take a photo to post on social media sites.

The Grief Support Department at Beloit Regional Hospice reaches out to youth in the five-county service area who are struggling with grief issues. In addition, Beloit Regional Hospice offers support to the adults in their lives to assist them in coping with the challenges faced by grieving children.

Contact Beloit Regional Hospice’s Grief Support Department at (608) 363-7421 and visit beloitregionalhospice.com or childrensgriefawarenessday.org for additional information.

Posted Nov. 18, 2014

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