Reading and Q&A: Children's Grief
1 in 5 children will experience the death of someone close to them by age 18. (Kenneth Doka)
If you know or work with a child who’s experienced a loss, you know that even young hearts are capable of grieving differently. And yet, children do grieve differently than adults.
Children’s author Danica Thurber lost her father when she was twelve years old. Shortly afterward, she lost her grandma to a rare cancer. Thurber’s first book, “Lulu Faces Loss And Finds Encouragement” is a testament to her own journey through grief. It’s goal is to help spur healthy conversations between young grievers and the adults in their lives.
*Children are encouraged and welcome to attend alongside a parent/caregiver.*
This event will include:
1.) Information about Children’s Grief Awareness Day
2.) A reading of Thurber’s book
3.) The touching story behind the book
4.) Q&A time - ask questions or seek advice from Thurber, as well as her mom, who will be in attendance.
5.) Signed paperback book giveaway
*If you’d like, wear blue in honor of Children’s Grief Awareness Day.*
Bring: a cup of cocoa to toast to the new book