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Highmark Caring Place Resources Help Children Deal With Death of Parent During Mother's Day and Father's Day
Date:5/6/2008

vailable in print or online to help families and professionals who are trying to find answers to questions like these. The brochures are filled with practical suggestions to use and adapt to the unique circumstances of individual grieving children and families."

The series was created as the result of listening to grieving families talk about the themes that would be most beneficial to them. Additionally, professionals have indicated a need for these types of materials.

The series of reference tools now available at no cost in print and online include the following topics:

-- Saying Goodbye: Preparing a Child for a Funeral or Cremation

-- Responding to Children in Grief and the Questions They Ask

-- Questions Grieving Children Ask

-- The Grief of Preschoolers and the Questions They Ask

-- Questions Grieving Teens Ask

-- The Grieving Child in the Classroom

-- Is There Anything I Can Do? (for teens)

-- Is There Anything I Can Do? (for adults)

-- Caring for Yourself as You Care for Your Grieving Child

-- Coping with Grief at the Holidays

-- Telling the Children: Talking with a Child When a Parent Is Diagnosed

with a Terminal Illness

-- Creating Connections When a Parent Is Diagnosed with a Terminal Illness

To secure copies of any of the print publications, visit the Highmark Caring Place online at http://www.highmarkcaringplace.com or call 1-888-224-HOPE (4673).

In addition to the print pieces, the Highmark Caring Place offers peer support groups and referral services for children and their families who are coping with the death of a loved one.

At three Caring Place locations in Pennsylvania - in Pittsburgh, Erie and Lemoyne (Cumberland County) - programs and services are offered at no cost. The Caring Place is a signature partner of Highmark Healthy High 5, an initiative of
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