PALS Child, Teen & Family Grief Support

Peace – Acceptance – Love – Support

FAIRHOPE offers family grief support programs for children of all ages. Services offered free of charge.

Anticipatory Grief

Children dealing with a sense of loss and change before a loved one’s death. 

Our objectives:

  • Help children and loved one say goodbye
  • Offer assistance in telling children a loved one is dying
  • Create items with children and family for funerals and memorial services
  • Prepare children for funeral and/or memorial service
  • Remind family – they are still family
  • Collaborate with school personnel as needed


Children dealing with the experience of a loss and learning to cope and honor the memory of a loved one.

Our objectives:

  • Share thoughts and feelings about the death of their special person
  • Help children understand death is permanent and a part of life
  • Help children understand feelings of grief are normal such as sadness,
    anger, confusion or guilt
  • Teach children ways to express grief
  • Assist in teaching children to preserve the positive memories of their special person while learning to release the negative memories


Individual Grief Support for Children and Teens

FAIRHOPE’S PALS Grief Care Coordinators provide in-person or Telehealth grief support for children, teens, and families who have experienced the death of a loved one. (In-Person, Phone, Facetime, or Microsoft Teams). Call 740-304-0869 or fill out the form below to schedule an appointment. 


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Telehealth guidelines:

Please be aware of your surroundings before joining a Facetime or Microsoft Teams session:

  • Remember all information shared during a session is to stay in the session.
  • Be aware of your surroundings before joining the FaceTime or Microsoft Teams session.
  • Reduce background noise and distractions.
  • Use a headset or earbuds in order to keep the conversation private.

Remember…each person’s responses are unique.

Grief will affect your thinking, feeling and behavior. 

Feelings of:

  • Shock
  • Sadness
  • Being Overwhelmed
  • Nervousness
  • Anger
  • Guilt
  • Loneliness
  • Relief
  • Emptiness

Thoughts of:

  • Disbelief
  • Confusion
  • Inability to Concentrate

Behavioral Differences in:

  • Sleeping Patterns
  • Eating Patterns
  • Degrees of withdrawal
  • Level of Restlessness
  • Becoming attached to or avoiding certain places or things