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Kids learn about Good Grief

June 5, 2008

Albany - Losing someone you love is tough, especially for children. That's where Camp Good Grief comes in. Elementary school aged children take part in group discussions about the loss of a family member.

Brittanei Hayslip lost her father almost a year ago.  She said, "If you learn about the death of your father or any kind of family member, you'll learn that it is okay to cry and you'll learn how to handle it. At first, you won't understand, then you'll learn how to handle it."

Erica Cuneo said, "They're learning how to grieve, but they're also learning that they can still have joy and love and courage and strengths and wonderful attributes, and through their grieving, they learn it's still okay to have fun."

The Camp is sponsored by Albany Community Hospice and Phoebe Putney. There's a separate camp for middle and High school students called Journey.

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