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Resources for Families


Children often grieve differently from adults. When a loved one dies, it is often a child's first experience with death. CaringMatters Children's Bereavement Services help children explore their feelings, develop healthy coping  strategies, and find comfort and safety in learning that they are not alone. 


Our grief support services for children are facilitated by trained staff and volunteers in group environments where they can meet peers who have suffered similar losses. 



CaringMatters has developed useful video and printed

resources on children's grief in several different languages.

Click links below to view or download.


CaringMatters Family Activity Newsletter

Spring Holidays English / Spanish

Mother's Day English / Spanish

Father's Day English / Spanish

These activities, offered in both English and Spanish, can help grieving families honor and begin a conversation about their loved ones, remembering their personality, gifts, and the special times shared together. 

Baylor University

Child Bereavement UK

The Dougy Center


National Alliance for Grieving Children

The New York Times

University of Oxford

The Washington Post

  • Perspective | I had no idea how to talk to my children about a loved one’s death. I’m not alone.

Winston's Wish

For more information on resources and support for grieving children, contact
Gilly Cannon, Senior Director of Children's Bereavement Services, or 301-990-8904.

MCPS Waymaking - Grief and Loss

February 26, 2021

featuring Gilly Cannon, Director of Children's Bereavement Services

Gilly Bayes Cannon, our Director of Children's Bereavement Services, joined Dr. Christina Connolly, Montgomery County Public Schools' (MCPS) Director of Psychological Services, on the latest episode of the MCPS Waymaking series, to discuss how families can better understand feelings of loss and provide ways to support a grieving child.

AARP Maryland Lunch & Learn Facebook Series

August 13, 2020, Children and Grief

featuring Gilly Cannon, Director of Children's Bereavement Services

supportig children who aregrieving
tips for death far away
grievng clidren on holidays
grieving children support

Video Series:

How to Support Your Grieving Child

Holidays & Celebrations
Parent to Parent Tips
Making A Memory Box
Listening to Your Child
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