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Restoring Joy to Grieving Children and Families

It is estimated that more than two million children and adults die each year in the United States from natural, accidental, homicide, suicide or undetermined causes. Those who are left behind face the task of dealing with their loss. Children undergo trauma with the loss of a relationship and may at times be witness to a loved one's violent death. After a loss or trauma, it is the responsibility of adults in their lives to provide immediate attention, support, and education to help children cope. Effective healing experiences can help the child recover and deal with future losses.

With the support of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, the Departments of Mental Health and Public Health, the Los Angeles County of Office of Education, The California Association for Child Life Professionals, and many other professionals, ICAN/ICAN Associates is able to bring together innovative approaches and share the best treatment options for childhood grief and loss.