Children’s Mental Health

Loss and Bereavement for Children and Adolescents

Helping grieving children and teens understand their loss and grief and healthy ways to cope.

The Loss and Bereavement Program for Children and Adolescents at The Jewish Board can help grieving children and teens through services that teach children, teens, and those who support them about loss and grief, along with healthy ways to cope.

Our Supports

If you or someone you love lives in the New York metropolitan area and need help coping with grief and loss, we can help.

Youth Grief Groups

We bring together children and adolescents, ages 3-18, who have lost someone significant in their lives to decrease their sense of isolation, develop a language of grief, and reduce some of the challenges that commonly occur after a death.

Our groups and workshops can also be offered for the adults who are caring for their grieving child. These youth groups provide an opportunity to learn about common symptoms of child and teen grief, ways to help them cope with grief, and a chance to speak with other parents and caregivers who are supporting a grieving child. Groups are free of charge, typically last 10-12 weeks in duration, and are provided by trained professionals in a number of locations, including onsite at schools across boroughs as well as on Zoom.

Training and Consultation

We can deliver training, consultation, and workshops to support the development of grief programs in schools, as well as provide informational sessions regarding childhood loss and bereavement.

Community Education

Our staff educates parents and professionals about the impact of loss on children and families and acquaints them with the services available in their communities.
HELP is a phone call away.

Contact our Loss and Bereavement Team by emailing, calling 212.632.4692, or filling out our referral form.

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