| April 2020
Supporting families during the COVID-19 pandemic
For most of us, the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing additional stress and anxiety. This can be especially true for families already grieving a death, or for families with a loved one isolated and dying in the hospital.
The Dougy Center remains dedicated to helping grieving families. Here are a few ways you can access support:
Two new Tip Sheets
■ When Your World is Already Upside Down: Supporting Grieving Children and Teens During COVID-19
■ Supporting Children & Teens When a Family Member is Dying in a Hospital or Care Facility
New Grief Out Loud podcasts are uploaded weekly. Listen here.
If you need extra help coping during this time, please don’t hesitate to reach out or find resources on our website.Top
Join us for the Reflection Benefit--now online!
We’re going VIRTUAL for The Dougy Center Reflection Benefit!
Presented by KinderCare Education, we’ll welcome you into The Dougy Center living room. We look forward to connecting with you and sharing how important The Dougy Center’s mission and work are during these unpredictable times.
Please join us on Facebook for our live Reflection Benefit on Friday, May 8th at 6:30 p.m.! The virtual event includes a program, online auction, special appeal, and culminates with the 23rd annual Porsche Boxster Raffle drawing at 7:30 p.m. We look forward to coming together virtually to ensure no child grieves alone.
Find out more and register for the Reflection Benefit here. Register before May 1, 2020 to be entered into a drawing to win a $250 gift certificate for no-contact delivery from your favorite local restaurant through Caviar. The winning name will be announced during the event.
Huge thank you to our amazing sponsors, including KinderCare Education, Regence, The Standard, The Greenbrier Companies, Magaurn Video Media, Porsche Beaverton, Providence Health & Services, Urban Asset Advisors, and The Varga Group.Top
Create a chain of support
Even with physical distancing, we still have people we can count on during difficult times. To remind us of this support system, here’s an activity for you—and for the kids in your life.
Each link in our chain of support helps make the whole chain stronger. What kind of support do you need and who can help you? If you have a printer, you can download this sheet and use it to make your own chain. Or you can use strips of paper you have on hand and glue them together to make a chain. On each link, write a person, animal, or activity that gives you support and helps you feel better when you're sad or life feels challenging.