Children’s Grief Awareness Day
S.C. Governor Nikki R. Haley proclaimed Nov. 19 as Children’s Grief Awareness Day throughout the state and encouraged South Carolinians to learn more about children and grief and to look for ways to provide the support they need to understand and cope with their loss.
Her proclamation noted that one in five children experience the death of a close relative or friend before the age of 19 and one in 20 children lose one or both parents by the age of 15. Children’s Grief Awareness Day calls attention to the impact of death and the benefits to support for children experiencing grief.