At Tides we offer support for families coping with the death of someone special to them. Children and adolescents from pre-school to age 18 and their adult family members come together to share their grief in a supportive setting. Our mission is to provide safe and nurturing peer support programming for children, adolescents and their families who have experienced the death of a loved one.
We have had a number of phone calls recently on how to support children following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary and the Boston Marathon bombings.
The Handbook of Frequently Asked Questions Following Traumatic Events: Violence, Disaster, and Terrorism.
This book was written in 2005 by the International Center to Heal Our Children: Building Healthy Minds and Futures at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. This book came out of the work done with families following September 11, 2001.