The death of a loved one can be a difficult experience for children and teens. As a parent or guardian of a grieving child, you may want some guidance and support in helping your child cope with the death of a loved one.
Hospice of Santa Cruz's Grief Support Program for children and teens is open to the community. Your family does not have to receive other hospice services to participate. Due to the generous support of our donors, our program is provided free of charge.
If you would like more information, please call them at (831) 430-3000 and ask for the Grief Support Program.
Individual Counseling: A counselor can meet with your child or teen to provide support. The counseling typically incorporates art, play and other creative activities. Counseling is also available in Spanish.
Camp Erin: October 6-8, 2017 for children ages 6-17 who are grieving the death of someone close to them.
Hospice of Santa Cruz is The Moyer Foundation's Camp Erin Partner. They have a great resources page with grief resources translated into Spanish.
A short but thorough list with suggestions on how to explain death to children.