Terese Vorsheck, director of the Caring Place, says on Mother's Day and year-round, the facility has resources available to children experiencing this holiday after their mother's death.
The Highmark Caring Place: A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and Their Families, is dedicated to helping grieving children and families -- whether it's the first holiday without a mother or many years later -- deal with occasions that normally would be celebrations but turn have become a reminder of mom's absence.
"People want to help a grieving child or family after a death, but most don't know the best way of doing so," Vorsheck says in a statement. "'What do I say to the children?' is a question we hear frequently from parents about their children; from school staff who are caring for a grieving child, from mental health, social service and medical personnel; and from concerned friends and family who are trying to help a family in the midst of its grief."
The Web site, highmarkcaringplace.com provides advice on how to help those grieving the death of a loved one, Vorsheck says.
The Caring Place also provides adult telephone support, educational programs and resources for grieving children and families.