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Grief Counseling for Children That Lose a Parent

By: April Douglas Email
By: April Douglas Email

Here's a somber statistic; 15 million children will lose a parent by the age 14. It's a massive epidemic, rarely addressed, yet there is help available to children suffering significant losses.

It is called the Rainbows Program, and it provides a beacon of light in a dense fog for grieving children. Without it many don't know where they'd be.

"I have no idea," said Hannah Barfield, spokeswoman of the Rainbow Program. "An overwhelming majority of teen pregnancies, teen suicide and teen violence are result of single parent homes from divorce or death, weren't allowed to grieve, so no telling where I'd be or the path I'd taken."

Hannah Barfield lost her father at the tender age of six, three days before Christmas 12 years ago.


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