How We Help

Why we want to help

Nearly 2.5 million children under the age of 18 will lose one or both parents!

Grieving children are at risk of depression, anxiety, poor school attendance, dropping out of school, drug and alcohol abuse, promiscuous behavior, incarceration and suicide. In fact, many bereaved children are misdiagnosed with ADHD because they struggle with issues normal in childhood grief.

Without help, education and support, this grief remains unresolved.

If we teach crucial coping skills at an early age, children can communicate their feelings, know they are supported, and be equipped to handle future challenges.

How we help kids and their families

  • Increase children’s self-esteem through talking and exercises
  • Provide education about the grief process
  • Teach parents and children techniques to increase self-esteem, adaptive beliefs, positive coping, and support for emotional expression
  • Educate parents about strategies to enhance parent-child relationships, and build positive family and social interactions
  • Decrease parent and child psychological distress and reduce negative life events (drug use, poor academic success) that occur for parents and children

Can we help? Contact us!

handsholdinghearts@gmail.com
267-992-6672