Children cope with illness and loss differently than adults. Kids Path strives to meet the unique needs of children and their families by offering information, support and a safe place to express feelings.
Individual or Group Support
Children and teens affected by the serious illness or death of a loved one can come to Kids Path for grief counseling. Age-appropriate support groups are also available to help young people explore their thoughts and feelings related to loss.
In-School Education and Support
Kids Path works with Guilford County schools to offer support for students experiencing grief. Our Kids Path staff – along with school counselors – teaches students coping skills to help them process their loss in a healthy way and learn to move forward despite their loss.
Aarvy Aardvark Puppet Show
Designed specifically for children in the third grade, our Aarvy Aardvark puppet show acts out the feelings we associate with loss. Kids Path staff and trained volunteers provide an educational sharing time with the children in the audience after each puppet show.
Additional Kids Path Activities
Throughout the year, Kids Path offers workshops and camps focused on issues surrounding grief and loss. Art and other creative expressions are offered to children to communicate feelings and help them cope with grief.
Kids Path is a specialized program for children offered by Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro. For more information or to make a referral for Kids Path, call 336.544.5437.
Images courtesy of Amicus Photography.