Friends of Aine Center
for Grieving Children and Families

Children are the Forgotten Mourners

Many children and teens experience isolation after the death of a loved one and feel that nobody understands them, particularly if no one among their friends or schoolmates has had a similar experience. As a result, they may be at greater risk of anxiety and other mental health challenges, substance abuse, and the physical aspects of grief.

There are misperceptions out there that lead us to think kids are OK. These Misperceptions stand in the way of providing children the same understanding and support that is offered adults in mourning.

“One of the greatest crises a child can experience is the death of a parent or sibling.

When a parent or sibling dies, never again will the world be a secure place as before  …”

– David & Christine Phillips, Co-founders – Friends Of Aine

COVID-19 update

We continue to monitor CDC and local authority guidelines. Beginning September 14th, masks will be required for all in-person groups. If you are experiencing any Covid symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid, please stay home.

COVID-19 UpdateWe continue to monitor CDC and local authority guidelines. Beginning September 14th, masks will be required for all in-person groups. If you are experiencing any Covid symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid, please stay home.