Youth and Funerals

The Death of a loved one is a painful, often overwhelming, experience at any age.  Amidst coping with your own grief, you may be faced with talking to your child about death and dying, and might find that you struggle with the question: "Should my child attend the funeral?"

The answer is YES, it is appropriate for youth to attend the funeral.

The Funeral Service Foundation created this video in collaboration with funeral service professionals and grief and bereavement experts committed to helping families and caregivers understand the role funerals and memorializaton play in the lives of youth. Download the companion booklet. 



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