A program of Dougy Center: The National Grief Center for Children & Families

Issue 11, December 2023

Introducing the L.Y.G.H.T. Mascot, Lumi! 

The L.Y.G.H.T. team is excited to introduce our new L.Y.G.H.T. mascot, Luminous. Look for Lumi in upcoming L.Y.G.H.T. program resources, especially a very exciting new resource for teens in foster care which will be announced in our next issue – stay tuned!

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Becoming Grief-Informed 

While the vast majority of child welfare professionals and partners are trauma-informed, most have not received education on what it means to be grief-informed. Join our National Director of L.Y.G.H.T., Dr. Monique Mitchell, on January 18, 2024 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET to learn more about the ten core principles of grief-informed best practice. Register here.

Tips for Supporting Youth in Foster Care

Do you want to support a youth who is grieving but don’t know what to do or say? If yes, this resource on Supporting Youth in Foster Care provides useful tips for caregivers, caseworkers, and child welfare agencies to consider when they want to support children, teens, and young adults who are grieving. For more resources to support youth in foster care, visit our website here.

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