I don’t know how to talk to my child about death

You may find the resources below on how to talk to children about illness and death helpful

  • Kids GriefKidsGrief.ca
    • Includes a series of 3 learning modules that provide strategies and talking points to help caregivers address tough subjects with a grieving child.
  • Family Education Centrehttps://familyedcentre.org/parent-resource-library/
    • Parent resource library has resources for helping caregivers recognize grief, communicate about grief, parent through grief, and the importance of self-care. Tip sheets and podcasts are available in English, French, Arabic, Mandarin, Punjabi, Spanish, and Urdu.
  • Children and Youth Grief Networkchildrenandyouthgriefnetwork.com
    • Features access to additional resources, a video series on how to support grieving children at school, and an interactive map displaying services available in Region of Peel and GTA.
  • Lighthouse for Grieving Childrengrievingchildrenlighthouse.org
    • Facilitates peer support groups for bereaved children and teens (ages 3-19). Parents and guardians are welcome to attend adult peer support groups which are offered at the same time as the children/teen groups.
  • Bereaved Families of Ontario (Halton/Peel)http://www.bereavedfamilies.ca/
    • Offers an art expression grief support group for youth and young adults (ages 14-29), and one-to-one support and a variety of open/closed grief support groups for adults.
  • Canadian Mental Health Association (Peel/Dufferin) – http://cmhapeeldufferin.ca/
    • Includes mental health and additions resources, access to crisis support, and individual and peer support services for youth.
  • You may also obtain additional resources through the following websites: