Children's Bereavement Support
Following the death of a child, the Bereavement Care Team at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center provides ongoing support to the family for the following year. This includes seven mailings spread throughout the year, including one during the holiday season. It also includes an invitation to the Annual Remembrance Service which is held the Sunday after Easter. During this service, the lives of the children who have died in the previous two years are celebrated.
In the first mailing you will receive phone numbers you can call in case you would like a referral for additional support. It is not unusual to feel the need of a support group and/or a grief counselor. The Pastoral & Spiritual Care staff can provide referrals to such resources.