QDHPCA offers a reading resource

Books on grieving and loss were donated to School District 28 for use by students.

Left to right: QDHPCA board member Darlene Osborne

Quesnel and District Hospice Palliative Care Association have donated books to School District 28 for students to read, helping them come to terms with a significant loss.  Left to right: QDHPCA board member Darlene Osborne, elementary counsellors  Emily Ingram, Niki Mamic, Rubyn Anderson, Elizabeth Clode and  QDHPCA co-ordinator of volunteers and grief support Karin Lynch puruse the various books donated. “In donating resources to the school libraries, we hope the children will read them at their leisure. If a death or loss occurs maybe they will remember the story in the book they read and will remember they too can work their way through their feelings,” QDHPCA president Sally Service said. “These resources will help children understand that grief and loss is normal and natural. Hopefully it will make death less frightening.”  These resources will help the staff support grieving children in the community. So much of a child’s day is spent in the school environment where teachers, principals, school counsellors and support staff see the sadness, the tears and frustrations children go through when they suffer a significant loss.

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