Grief, Loss & Separation #311 Physical
Childhood is often viewed as a carefree time of innocence, but most children will experience loss at some point. Whether it is through loss of a toy, divorce, military deployment, or death. These experiences can negatively impact a child’s growth and development. Caregivers will inevitably face the challenge of helping children cope with loss. Most care givers worry about doing or saying the wrong thing. However, a nurturing, supportive caregiver can have a positive effect in helping children grieve and can even improve long-term outcomes.