The death of a child is both heart-breaking and life-changing. Children's Minnesota offers programs intended to give comfort and support to families during the first year and beyond. We also collaboratively work with Allina Health to serve parents and families grieving a perinatal/infant loss. Grief education programs offer families and children the opportunity to learn, explore and gain some understanding about a variety grief topics. Grief related events offer families the chance to participate in a gathering where their child and other children will be remembered.
When someone we love dies, we grieve. Grief is a normal response to a loss, and children and adults who are grieving benefit from receiving support throughout their grief journey. The services we offer are tailored to help guide each person through the loss of a loved one. Below you will find links to support groups, education and events for children and teens experiencing grief, as well as support for adult family members experiencing grief.