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Children are resilient when given a safe space to grieve

By April 12, 2012 3 Comments
As I looked through a file this morning, I ran into this quote from our volunteer, Liz Axness:

WinterSpring allows me to see the beauty, empathy and precious resiliency of children travelling their grief path. The children become a family of survivors that are connected through their losses. And yet, WinterSpring’s Children’s Group is joyful, sometimes wild, and often contemplative and deeper than any adult could devise.  (May 2011)
Each day that I learn more about this place I get to work, I am amazed that the wonderful volunteers are moved to support children, teens, and adults through their grief process.  When adults can make a difference in a child’s life, the world is truly a better place.

3 Comments

  • Meri Aaron Walker says:
  • Meri Aaron Walker says:

    I’d love to hear a story about how adults are making a difference in children’s grieving processes here at WS. Who’s been close enough to watch and report a bit?

  • Julie Lockhart says:

    Adults are the roll models for the kids. When adults can process their grief in healthy ways, connecting to others and learning from their losses, then the kids benefit. Stories will come…

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