“Life is a process of loss, change, and growth. Understanding loss issues can make them more predictable and therefore less frightening. Through grief we can grow in inner and outer strength and healing can take place.” Dr. Linda Goldman

“From the beginning of their lives children have the capacity to observe the world around them. They observe many things that they cannot name. They may sense the cycle of life and death but not yet have words for it. They may sense that there are forbidden subjects that are not talked about. As children get older they begin to realize that they themselves will die. They learn that people grow old and die but they may not know how to acknowledge and deal with their grief and what this loss means to them.” Silverman

“Not only do we grieve as individuals; we grieve as communities. Our lives are so intertwined that each of us is affected by a death in our community.”  John Morgan