Wear Blue for Child & Teen Grief Awareness Day – Thursday, November 20

Nevada State Governor Brian Sandoval has proclaimed Nov. 20, 2014 as Child and Teen Grief Awareness Day. In honor of Child and Teen Grief Awareness Day, The Solace Tree is holding a fun, family event at The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows William N. Pennington Facility on Thursday, Nov. 20. Child and Teen Grief Awareness Day is designed to help society become more aware of the needs of grieving children and teens, and the benefits they obtain from the support of others. Observed on the Thursday before Thanksgiving each year, Child and Teen Grief Awareness Day is intentionally set in the holiday season, often a particularly difficult time for those grieving the loss of a loved one.

“It’s a day focused on remembering the children and teens all around us who have experienced the death of a loved one,” explains Emilio Parga, executive director of The Solace Tree. “Families often feel more alone during the holidays and this a reminder to reach out to them and let them know they haven’t been forgotten.”

In commemoration of Child and Teen Grief Awareness Day, individuals are asked to wear blue on Thursday, Nov. 20. That day, The Solace Tree is holding a celebration at The Boys & Girls Club including carnival games from Circus Circus, food from Port of Subs, music provided by Wild 102.9FM, arts and crafts, free fingerprinting from New York Life and more. Mostly, they’ll be celebrating the people, businesses and groups that participate in Child and Teen Grief Awareness

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“A Different Way to Grieve”


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The Solace Tree Presents: “A Different Way to Grieve”

A Journal and Activities for Middle-School Kids by Middle-School Kids

Reno, NV (June 25, 2013) – The Solace Tree has published its latest book, “A Different Way to Grieve,” to help middle-school students cope with the death of a loved one. The journal and activity book, which was written by Allyson Siwajian and Terri Vann, along with middle-school students who have lost loved ones of their own, is available for $11.95. “This is a resource for middle-school students, something that hasn’t been available to them before,” said Emilio Parga, Solace Tree founder and executive director. “And middle-school is an especially tough age, so it’s so important that we reach these kids.”

“A ‘Different Way to Grieve’ is a wonderful book to help grieving children not feel alone in their journey,” said Linda Goldman, author of “Life and Loss,” “By offering real stories and grief activities, this resource creates a needed avenue for young people to express their thoughts and feelings while they are comforted by the sharing of others.”

“A Different Way to Grieve” is available on the Solace Tree website: www.solacetree.org/bookstore, along with these other titles:

  • Out of the Shadows, $9.95
  • Kids Can Cope, $9.95
  • Love Never Stops, $7.95
  • I Will Never Forget You, $11.95
  • No Child Should Grieve Alone, $9.95

Proceeds from these books benefit peer support programs and services at The Solace Tree for grieving children, teens and families, a 501c (3) non-profit based in Reno, NV. The Solace Tree has  a

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