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What's a Funeral Anyway?
A Special Time to Always Remember

 

from The STAR Class
by Karen Nilsen

The STAR Program (A Special Time to Always Remember) is a program offered to families of children attending the services of a grandparent, parent, classmate, or loved one who has died.

It is a sensitive, caring approach to explaining the funeral process through stories, pictures, discussion, peer support, a craft activity and a STAR message.

How to Prepare a Child for a Funeral
Ten or twenty years from now a child may not remember specific details of the funeral they attended, but, they will remember that it was a meaningful, non-threatening experience. (full article)


 

Talking to a Child about Funerals and Death
The days surrounding a death can be a confusing and disorienting time fory
oung children. Children's grief expert and STAR class founder Karen Nilsen talks about how to answer questions and help your child cope. (full article)

STAR Goals and Objectives
Listing of the goals and objectives of the Special Time to Always Remember (STAR) class, developed by Karen Nilsen. (full article)

 

  About The STAR Class
The days surrounding the death of a loved one can be a confusing and disorienting time for young children. The STAR class is designed to help. (full article)
How the STAR Class Works
The days surrounding a death can be a confusing and disorienting time for young children. (full article)
  The STAR Kit
Here's a complete listing of materials included in the STAR Class kit, developed by Karen Nilsen. (full article)

 

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