When children and their families experience the death of someone close to them, every member of the family feels the loss. Children are often referred to as "the forgotten mourners". Sometimes it appears to adults as though they do not mourn the death. They do. Even preschool children sense the loss and respond to it.
Center of Hope for Grieving Children,
Adolescents & Their Families
News and Events
Serving Families in Indiana County,
and portions of Armstrong, Jefferson, and Westmoreland Counties
850 Hospital Road~~Medical Arts Building, Suite 3000~~ Indiana, PA 15701
Once you choose hope, anything is possible.
1 in 20 children will lose a parent before his or her 18th birthday. When a loved one dies, children experience two types of loss: primary and secondary.....
Hopeful Hearts has a lending library of books and resources for families and educators.....Contact Hopeful Hearts for specific needs.
"Any child who is old enough to love, is old enough to grieve" (Alan Wolfelt).
Center of Hope for Grieving Children,Adolescents & Their Families
The mission of Hopeful Hearts is to improve the lives of grieving children and their families by providing support in a safe and caring environment where all are welcome, and where families can grow through the healing process.
"Hopeful Hearts,Inc. envisions being a premier provider of child and family bereavement support and education."
Hopeful Hearts is a safe, caring, and confidential place where children, along with their adults, come beside others who also know the pain, fear, sadness, and isolation that accompanies losing a loved one to death. Hopeful Hearts' support enables family members of all ages to build coping skills, facilitate positive parent-child relationships, and develop a supportive social network.
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