Childhood Grief: When to Seek Additional Help [Webpage].
American Academy of Pediatrics. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Public Awareness Webpage
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Published: October 9, 2021
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
141 Northwest Point Boulevard
Elk Grove, IL 60007-1098
This brief explains more than 140,000 children in the United States have experienced the death of a parent or grandparent caregiver from COVID-19, discusses how children may experience, and describes signs that indicate a child might need help. Ways to help children of any age who are struggling with grief are discussed and include: find ways to recognize and remember what was valuable in the child’s relationship with the person who died; return to a regular routine; talk to the child’s pediatrician; and anticipate grief triggers. Links to additional resources are provided.
COVID-19; DISASTER RESPONSE; MENTAL HEALTH; CHILD HEALTH; GRIEF; EMOTIONS; DEPRESSION; EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS; PEDIATRICIANS; PEDIATRICIANS ROLE; PEDIATRICS