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Children and Youth Grief Network

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Agency Information
Description (Agency) Network that advocates for educational opportunities and support services that will benefit children and youth who are grieving the dying or the death of someone they care about
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2015
Funding Regional / Municipal ; Provincial ; Federal ; Grants
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) The network strives to increase awareness of the effects of grief, and access to grief and bereavement support for children, youth and families 
Online Resources  
* individual, family and community support  
* research and tools for professionals, volunteers, and caregivers  
Grief E-Course  
"Weathering the Storm: Parenting Grieving Children"  
* online grief learning course  
* to support caregivers of grieving children and youth, and help navigate the challenges of providing care after someone has died  
Video Series on Supporting Grieving Students  
Tip Sheets for Grieving Caregivers  
* available in 7 languages  
Audio-Recorded Tip Sheets  
* available in 7 languages  
"Informing a Child of a Death" postcard  
* provides helpful information in regarding to supporting volunteers and professionals in how to inform a child of a death  
* after submitting a signed partnership agreement, you may wish to personalize the postcard resource with logos/contacts for your regional area  
* users are responsible for printing their own copies  
* request form  
Handbook to Support Children: "A Handbook for Volunteers: Supporting Children Grieving the Dying and Death of a Loved One"  
* ages 6-12  
* available in English and French  
* request form 
Handbook to Support Youth: "A Handbook for Supports: Extending Compassion & Care to Grieving Youth"  
* ages 12-18  
* available in English  
* request form  
Grief and Death Education Toolkit  
* to help educators feel more comfortable addressing concepts of death and grief within the school setting  
* includes an outline of death education, lesson plans, tip sheets, and resource lists that compliment Ontario curriculum standards for grades 4-10 * also available in French version  
* request form  
Family Day Toolkit  
* to be used by practitioners in palliative care and grief, mental health, education, and healthcare (effectively any space where you encounter children, youth and families that are grieving death or dying)  
* request form  
Participating agencies  
* Heart House Hospice  
* Lighthouse for Grieving Children  
* Bereaved Families of Ontario - Halton/Peel  
* Acclaim Health  
* Carpenter Hospice  
* Dr. Jay Children's Grief Centre  
* Elizabeth Dougherty Consulting  
* The Dorothy Ley Hospice  
* Andrea Warnick Consulting  
* Family Education Centre  
* Bethell Hospice  
* Emily House  
* Gilda's Club of Greater Toronto
Hours Not specified
Areas Served Durham Region ; Halton Region ; Peel Region ; Toronto ; York Region
Eligibility No restrictions
Application No application required
Languages English
Fees None
Site Information
Located In Community Peel Region
Address & Map
Peel Region, ON
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Physical Access Not Applicable - mailing address
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Internet Information Resources ~ Death and Dying Issues ; Planning/Coordinating/Advisory Groups ~ Death and Dying Issues ; Professional Skills Development Support ~ Death and Dying Issues ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Death and Dying Issues

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