WE HAVE A NEW NAME!
It only took 10 months from start to finish to select a new name to replace Kids Count Too! Out of about 20 suggestions, 5 names were chosen and pared down to 2 possible selections by the Board. These then were sent out to volunteers, parents, mentors and supporters through a Survey Monkey vote. Because Kids Grieve was selected with the Tag line “Journeying with Mourning Children and Teens.”
Our Facebook page has changed its name and we will have a new email names coming soon.
What We Do
Any child old enough to love is old enough to grieve. In the midst of their own grieving, parents may not realize how their children are feeling. They may hide their grief because they blame themselves, are afraid, or are hiding anger. Recovering from a loss takes time and it has been shown that community is essential to help children get back their lives.
Because Kids Grieve is a support organization for children, teens, and their families who grieve the loss of someone they love because of death. We have a variety of events scheduled for each quarter of the year. There is no cost to the families that use our services. Our funding comes from foundations, organizations and private donations. We do not receive state of federal government funding.
Because Kids Grieve assists children and their families as they journey through grief by encouraging the sharing of feelings with others who have experienced a similar loss. Our groups provide a safe environment to mourn, and where thoughts and feelings about their loss are shared in a way that helps them be compassionate with themselves and others. Every child has an adult "buddy". They become involved with each other and realize that they aren't the only ones alone in their grief.
Because Kids Grieve offers mutual respect and acceptance for each individual family's belief system. In our program, we learn and heal ourselves by listening and sharing. Our goals are to support and nurture children and their families in a loving and understanding environment as they experience grief.
Because Kids Grieve holds seminars workshops to provide education and training on grief and the grief process for community agencies, schools and families. We provide crisis intervention and consultations to schools in South Idaho.