SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – Children decorated flags to memorialize their lost loved ones. Flags for kids grief will be hung down 33rd South to raise awareness about what kids go through when experiencing grief.
Children designed flags to remember their lost loved ones. Kids who lose a parent before age 20 often struggle with substance abuse, behavioral and mental disorders, and a decrease in school performance. Grief experts say that taking time to remember the deceased is a critical part of the grieving process.
The event will take place Saturday at The Sharing Place in Millcreek. The Sharing Place is a non-profit organization that provides grief support to children ages three to eighteen and their parents. Each family member gets specialized counseling according to their age and situation.
The Sharing Place provides children with an outlet. Their goal is to empower children to have conversations about lost loved ones in their large community.
Empowering people to talk about their grief experience and allow them to process it helps them to overcome. The flag decorating event allows people to speak with experts and local program participants who have used The Sharing Place to process their grief.