Support Resources for Grieving Families

Thank you to our friends at Camp Erin for sharing these valuable resources with In This Together – Supporting Children and Families in Grief.

Activities for Youth & Families

Hope Flags Activity. Hope Flags, also known as peace flags or prayer flags, come from the Tibetan tradition and are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. Click on this LINK for photos and guidance on creating a unique garland of hope flags. 

Big Energy Information and Activity Suggestions. At In This Together and Camp Erin, we talk lots about the big energy of grief and the importance of providing opportunities for children, teens and adults to express this big energy. During this time when many of us are staying close to home and have less opportunities to engage with people and places in the ways we’re used to it can be even more important to find healthy ways to express this energy and move our bodies in the space we have. Click on this LINK to learn more.

Nature Activities. Click on this LINK to learn more.

Art Ideas and Activities. Click on this LINK to learn more.

Support for Families

Helping Children Process Grief and Loss During COVID-19. This article is a great overview for discussion around childhood grief and talks particularly about some of the issues and challenges for children that have arisen due to COVID-19.

Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19. From the National Association of School Psychologists.

Books About Race & Diversity for Kids. Check out these great book lists to learn and explore topics and themes around race and diversity.

Corona Stories. These are short videos that show some of the ways that children around the world are coping with coronavirus.