Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Help Them Heal - An Infographic of Childhood Grief and Trauma

One issue that has become close to my heart in the past month is that of childhood grief. It's not a topic we ever hope to have to learn about, but it is important information to be aware of should a tragedy happen in the life of a child we know.

Earlier this week I shared that one of my students, along his family, died unexpectedly over the holidays. My friends, colleagues, students, and I have been walking through this challenging time together, and the support of the grief counsellors available has been exceptional. In the past few weeks, my awareness about and experience with childhood grief (and adult grief for that matter) have been at the forefront of my day.

And as an example of how the universe works in mysterious ways, unaware of my own personal experiences these past few weeks, a social worker from Early Childhood Education Degrees reached out to me to ask if I'd be open to sharing this infographic with my readers. I responded with telling her how this has quickly become an issue that is very close to me, and I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to share this information with as many people as I can.

Childhood grief and trauma is so hard to think about, but I hope you take a few minutes to look over the infographic or even bookmark it and should you ever need it, it's here.



Source: Early Childhood Education

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