Grief Support for Children, Teens and Families

Families often find the strength to deal with serious illness, death and grief. But, when children and teens are involved, adults may struggle to find the words – to know what to say – to help the youngest family members cope. To make it easier, we have a team of professionals to help you through the journey and to give you some of the tools you need during illness and through the grieving process.

Center for Grief and Healing

Solace House is a grief counseling center that supports children, individuals and families who have been impacted by the death of a loved one, whether anticipated, or sudden and unexpected. Read more about Solace House.


Camp Erin is a weekend, overnight camp for teens and children who have experienced the death of someone close to them. It is a traditional, fun, high-energy camp combined with grief education and emotional support and is open to the community. Learn more about Camp Erin and how to apply.



Kansas City Hospice


Camp Carousel is a weekend retreat for grieving families with school-aged children and teens. It is open to the community. Learn more about Camp Carousel and how to apply.

 

Talking to Teens/Children About Illness and Death

Helping a child deal with major life changes can be difficult. Children don’t have the experience to understand as adults do. However, as family members, each child should be included, at their level, in discussions and activities during the illness or death of a loved one. Learn more about talking to teens/children.

Preparing Children/Teens for a Funeral or Memorial Service

Preparing in advance and being sensitive to reactions during the event are key to helping young people through an emotional funeral or memorial service. Learn more about preparing children/teens for a funeral.

Recommended Reading

Books for all ages on illness and death. Learn more

Our Programs

There's a long list of hospices in Kansas City, but there's only one Kansas City Hospice. Our programs provide comprehensive expert care for all ages at all stages of serious illness.

Hospice

When the focus shifts to comfort instead of treatment, care comes to your home or nursing facility with a plan tailored to your needs, including emotional and spiritual support for the whole family.

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Hospice

Palliative Home Health

When complex needs benefit from a team approach, supportive home care brings the care you need, with 24/7 nurse support for pain, stress and symptoms due to serious illness.

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Palliative Home Health

Advanced Illness Support

Beginning as early as diagnosis and at any stage of serious illness, our nurse practitioners make home visits as needed to help coordinate your care and provide expert pain and symptom management.

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Advanced Illness Support
Hospice House

Hospice House

When symptoms cannot be easily managed at home, two hospice houses provide 24/7 expert care in comfortable home-line settings where family members can be relieved of caregiving duties to focus on loved ones.

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Carousel

Carousel provides palliative and hospice care for perinatal and for babies through young adults with a dedicated team of pediatric nurses, social workers, chaplains and other specialists.

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Carousel
Solace House

Solace House

Our center for grief and healing supports individuals and families who have been impacted by the death of a loved one, whether anticipated, or sudden and unexpected. We provide opportunities to share, listen, learn and heal with peer group support from age 3 through adult.

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