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Grief and Loss

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Coping with the death of a loved one is the toughest of life’s challenges. Learn how other military kids have coped with the loss of a parent…

Loss of a Loved One, Gabe and Marisol

Watch these stories of Gabe and his sister Marisol as they try to cope with their father’s death...

What Helps



Comfort Zone Camp - brings together youth (ages 7-17) who have lost a parent, sibling or primary caregiver.
The Dougy Center - provides a safe place for you to share your grieving experience through peer support groups, education and training resources.
Good Grief Camps - through the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, pairs young survivors with active-duty military and veteran mentors, who understand the military and can help these young survivors through their journey of grief. The camps are offered at different locations throughout the United States.
Project Common Bond - provides camps and retreats for young adults, ages 15 to 20, who lost a family member because of an act of terrorism. Each summer, new Project Common Bond participants attend a summer symposium focused on global leadership activities, peace building and negotiation, skill building, and collaborative and therapeutic arts, music, drama, movement and sports

You can find more informaiton on these resources by visiting Military One Source


In Our Own Words

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