What We Offer
Good Grief partners with schools, businesses, and organizations to empower professionals to be grief educated. In collaboration with our curriculum, trainings, and other resources, customized coaching is provided professionals looking to work through a challenge and opportunity.
Without support, a grieving child is a vulnerable child with high-risk factors including:
- Poor performance in school
- A myriad of unhealthy coping skills
According to the Harvard Center on the Developing Child, chronic stress without proper support from childhood bereavement becomes toxic and impacts a child’s body with:
- Increases in heart rate
- Blood pressure
- Stress hormones like cortisol
Toxic stress impacts a child’s cognitive development, leading to developmental delays and problems including:
- Heart disease
- An overall decrease in life expectancy
- Grief is a part of the universal human experience, and serves an important purpose. Adversity is a part of life. Our “Grief is Good” campaign models the self-realization and “grit” that is developed when adversity is engaged with healthy coping strategies and community.
- Through education, our mission is to increase knowledge about grief, its presences throughout daily life and its corresponding impact, and to provide methodologies for building more resilient social ecologies.
- Through education, we are working to permeate all the environments that influence a child and family’s well being by providing an educational framework and model that equips communities with effective and comprehensive responses.
We advocate by sending resources directly to your door with educational content, information on resources, and tips on how to best support grieving children and families in your workplace and community.
In 2015, Good Grief launched The Whole Child Initiative to proactively advocate for grieving children and families. For more information on The Whole Child Initiative click here.
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