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Children's Grief Awareness Day

NOVEMBER 17, 2022

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What is Children's Grief Awareness Day?

Observed annually, Children's Grief Awareness Day raises awareness of the impact that grief has on the lives of children. The day encourages people to provide the support these children need and to help in the future. 

1 in 11
children in Indiana will experience the death of a parent or sibling by age 18.

 
Compared to national average,
Indiana ranks 16th
for childhood bereavement.

© 2022 Judi's House/JAG Institute

How To Get Involved
 
WEAR BLUE -  Show solidarity by wearing blue on Thursday, November 17.

SHARE - Spread awareness by sharing the message with your family, friends, and community. Post on social media, host an event, or start a conversation.

GIVE - Your donation to Erin's House helps ensure that youth who are grieving in our community receive the support they need. Or consider giving your time by volunteering as a facilitator or house parent.

Fort Wayne shines light on children's grief awareness
 
In recognition of Children's Grief Awareness Day, the city of Fort Wayne will be shining light on children's grief by lighting up its most prominent landmarks in blue from November 17 - 20, 2022.

  • Ash Skyline Building

  • I&M Plaza

  • Lincoln Bank Tower

  • Rousseau Centre

  • Parkview Field

  • Wells Street Bridge

How to Help
 
It can be hard finding the right words or knowing what to expect. To learn how you can help a child who is grieving,
visit ErinsHouse.org/how-to-help.

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