Youth Grief Deck

See our Youth Grief Deck artists and writers here

2 years into the pandemic, evidence is mounting that the biggest burden of grief is being carried by the youngest generations – children and young people who have not only lost loved ones, but their whole ‘presumptive normal’: birthday parties, graduations, social gatherings, school routines, sporting events, and so much more.

Kids living through the pandemic will be marked for life; but how well they are able to integrate and understand the losses they’re experiencing may determine their future mental health and capacity for healing.

This Is why we collaborated with the National Hospice Cooperative, Experience Camps, the Boys Clubs of New York, and 58 artists and writers between the ages of 6-26 to develop the Children and Youth Artists’ Grief Deck, a unique toolkit that leverages artists’ ways of knowing to enable the consideration and processing of loss for the young.