The experience of loss has a significant impact on a child’s development and functioning.
The experience of loss, whether a result of normal life transitions like a family move or more serious losses like a death in the family or catastrophic experience, has a significant impact on a child’s development and functioning. If you are concerned about how your child has adjusted to a significant loss, reaching out to a therapist can help you navigate the intricate process of grief. In therapy, you will learn that children have many of the same feelings and needs in response to loss as we do as adults. However, children need added reassurance, support, and coping strategies to fully make sense of their experience and move forward in their lives.