A sweet “Empathy Bear” can be a part of a child’s healing. With a tear in his eye and a tissue in his hand, this teddy bear seems just like the sad child, making him or her feel less alone in their feelings.
Children may feel loss with the death of someone important to them, such as a parent, grandparent, sibling, other family member or friend. Children in grief are frequently not recognized until they develop problems at school. When identified, Evergreen is able to provide grief counselling in their school or at our office.
Individual counselling and age specific support groups can help bereaved children feel less alone, making the normal feelings of grief less frightening and helping to strategize ways to manage.
There are so many children in the community who need support. In 2017, Evergreen counsellors provided bereavement support to 86 children and teens.
Any funds raised over the price of the bear ($25) will be used for counselling sessions for children.