Fernside, established in 1986, as the nation's second oldest children's grief center, remains today a national leader in providing grief support services and outreach and education to the community and families.
An affiliate of Hospice of Cincinnati, Fernside serves children and teens ages 3-18 as well as their parent(s)/guardian(s) in a variety of grief programs.
Fernside offers three separate camp programs for children and teens, and a retreat experience for adults. Fernside also offers free programming to local schools and other organizations including crisis support following a death that affects their entire community. Fernside collaborates with many local social service agencies to provide customized grief support for their clients with special needs.
Finally, Fernside educates the community on grief issues through our Community Outreach programs. Fernside provides all services free of charge with the help of generous donors who support their mission.
A short but thorough list with suggestions on how to explain death to children.
The Coalition to Support Grieving Students was convened by the New York Life Foundation, a pioneering advocate for the cause of childhood bereavement, and the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement, which is led by pediatrician and childhood bereavement expert David J. Schonfeld, M.D.