Hospice Of Texarkana ‘Grief Day’ Friday

Statistics reveal that one in five children will experience the death of someone close to them by age 18.
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Statistics reveal that one in five children will experience the death of someone close to them by age 18.

To address this, Hospice of Texarkana is offering a special program to help children and young teens cope with loss. The “Good Grief Day” workshop, designed for kids aged 7 to 15, will take place on Friday.

Trained grief counselors will lead activities to support children who have lost a loved one due to death, divorce, relocation, or having a parent in the military or incarcerated. The program incorporates art, music, a structured grief curriculum, and a balloon release.

Organizers aim to be a beacon of hope for children navigating the challenging journey of grief and loss.

“We hope they leave with tools and identify people in their lives to talk to when they need to express their feelings or seek reassurance. We also aim for them to start processing their grief during the day,” said Amy Mohon McAnally, Hospice of Texarkana’s social services director.

The program will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday at the Landmark Church Event Center. Attendance is free.

For more information about the program or other grief support groups, contact Hospice of Texarkana at 903-794-4263