November 22, 2019
Each butterfly pictured represents a child that has used the services of the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center in the last five years. You can try to count them, but it will be easier to tell you that there are 296 butterflies on this wall. The Thursday before Thanksgiving is nationally recognized as Children’s Grief Awareness Day, so on this November 21st, the bereavement center wanted to give a visual of how many children have had to deal with anticipatory grief and bereavement.
The day is designed to help us all become more aware of the needs of grieving children — and of the benefits they obtain through the support of others. Children’s Grief Awareness Day is an opportunity to make sure that grieving children receive the support they need.