Child & Youth Bereavement
Grief is a natural reaction to loss. It is the normal process that occurs after a person has experienced the death of someone significant in their life. Children and teens express loss differently from adults, and may have many different responses. Children and teens may be affected academically, behaviourally, emotionally, socially and physically. The type of support that children and teens receive during their bereavement can impact their health and well-being, social relationships and future success in school.
Our Guiding Principles
Every child and youth is entitled to the opportunity to grieve in a supportive, informed and understanding environment. Open communication about death, dying, grief and loss helps children and teens to heal. Langley Hospice Society provides a safe environment for children and teens to be able to ask questions and to express themselves through recreation and play-based activities.
Our Child and Youth Bereavement Services include:
- Education and support for parents/caregivers of grieving children and teens
- Individual support for children, teens and families
- 6-8 week support groups for children and teens
- Day camps and special events
- Annual four-day three-night camp for children aged 5 to 12 years
For more information or to refer a child or teen to this program
please contact the Child/Youth Bereavement Coordinator at the Langley Hospice Society at 604-530-1115.