Grief’s Journey to Host First 2018 Family Day
Grief’s Journey (www.griefsjourney.org) will host the first Family Day events of 2018 on the weekend of Saturday, March 3, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Sunday, March 4, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. These half-day programs are filled with crafts and activities to honor and remember special people who have died. Families work together in this fun, lighthearted setting.
Family Days are hosted several times through the year. The fall and winter events are themed around Dia De Los Muertos and the holidays, Tinsel and Tears. The half-day programs can also serve as an introductory opportunity into the other services provided by Grief’s Journey.
Most people (including parents, clergy, teachers, doctors) aren’t taught how to talk about death or support grieving children and families. Approximately 6% of youth will experience the death of a parent and 20% will experience the death of an immediate family member, but 90% of children and teens will experience the death of someone significant in their lives before graduating from high school.
Research indicates that unresolved grief correlates to issues such as poor school performance, employee absenteeism, loss of school and workplace productivity and lingering emotional and behavioral burdens. Healthy coping leads to long-term success for children, families, businesses and communities.
Family Days at Grief’s Journey are open to adults and youth ages 3-18. There is no charge to attend these programs. Pre-registration is required and is available at www.griefsjourney.org.