Trevor helps kids learn ...
- How to cope with loss
- How to express their feelings
- How to create a memory box
Facts About Kids and Grief
- 1.2 million children will lose a parent to death before age 15 (Dr. Elizabeth Weller, Dir. Ohio State University Hospitals, 1991) 
- A 2000 Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines study found that about 1 out of every 5 children who’ve lost a parent will develop a psychiatric disorder. Childhood bereavement research also suggests that having a parent who died due to suicide, an accident, or another sudden cause may further increase the risk for major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. 
- Classroom teachers report that students who have lost a parent or guardian typically exhibit: - Difficulty concentrating in class (observed by 87% of teachers) - Withdrawal/disengagement and less class participation (observed by 82%) - Absenteeism (observed by 72%) - Decrease in quality of work (observed by 68%) - Less reliability in turning in assignments (observed by 66%) (New York Life Foundation and American Federation of Teachers) 
Preview the Episode
The death of a loved one is a traumatic experience for anyone, but it is especially difficult for children. When Skye loses her beloved grandmother, she experiences a whirlwind of emotions, including sadness, anger, and fear. Through Trevor and his sketchbook, Skye has dream-like visit with her grandmother in which they explore questions about death together. As Skye finally begins to accept her grandmother's death, she learns that fond memories last forever.
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