Give Students A Voice


There are several ways you can show your support for Children’s Grief Awareness Day on Thursday, Nov. 17. Try one of these ideas to support a grieving child or adolescent in a fun and supportive way.

The national color for Children’s Grief Awareness Day is royal blue and the symbol is the butterfly.

  • Encourage the school community to wear blue, place a butterfly symbol in your classroom or cafeteria or wear blue ribbons as a student body.
  • Create a school banner with one of the CGAD symbols while encouraging students to share their stories.
  • Take group pictures and upload them to your school’s social media pages, with the hashtag #CGADhope.
  • Provide grief education
  • Spread the word and recognize children and families who have experienced a death.

To learn more, read our recent CareLink article or visit

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