Bereavement Services is a comprehensive program offering support, education, and referrals to families in the Children's of Minnesota system after the death of their child. It is intended to give comfort and support to families for the first year and beyond.
Bereavement Services acknowledges the profound grief that comes with the death of a child and encourages families to honor their grief and the memory of their child.
Children's staff from the disciplines of chaplaincy, psychology, social work, child life, and nursing deliver continued care through education and emotional support. Services are offered at no charge to families.
Programs and Activities
We offer bereavement follow up, contacts with parents who have undergone bereavement, memorial services, camps, retreats, and support groups.
Children's Bereavement Resources PDF
Download Children's grief resources booklet, which includes information about adult grief and your children's grief, making memory for children and teens, creating meaningful rituals and legacies, the first days following the death of a child and how to know if you need counseling.
Articles from parents who have experienced the loss of a child.
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