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A Colorful Journey: An Artistic Expression of Grief

September 20, 2018

During our September groups at Tu Nidito, we asked children and young adults to reflect on some very important questions: What is it like to have a serious illness? What is it like to be the brother or sister of someone who has a serious illness? What is it like to have a parent with […]...

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Questions in a Can

May 23, 2018

  “What happens if my special person dies?” “Is my special person’s serious illness contagious?”  “Where does someone go when they die?”  “Was (name of special person) in pain when they died?” When someone special in our life is diagnosed with a serious illness, it is normal to have questions about their treatment and progn...

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Working Through Worries

September 15, 2017

Worry. It’s an emotion that affects all of us – everything from day-to-day “small” worries to “bigger” life-changing events. Feeling worried is a normal part of life. When life is disrupted by serious illness or death, it can be difficult to manage the feelings that trigger us to worry. Children are more likely to worry […]...

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Color Your Grief

September 28, 2016

This is an activity that can be done with children of all ages that are dealing with grief related to a serious illness or death.     Supplies Needed: 12” Ceramic Tile Different color sharpies Dropper Rubbing Alcohol Tile Activity: Step One: Assign each color an emotion. For example red is angry, pink is frustrating […]...

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Is this Normal?

September 15, 2016

Tu Nidito receives hundreds of referrals each year. Parents, caregivers and community members call, not only to ask questions about services, but to share what their children are going through. One of the most common questions asked is “Is this normal?” Parents want to be reassured that what their child is going through is a […]...

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Tu Nidito Talking Sticks

August 24, 2016

The talking stick is an important part of Tu Nidito. It is a tool used in our support groups to help create a safe space to share thoughts, feelings and manage group participation. It allows everyone the opportunity to share their feelings and experiences, as well as listen to everyone else, without interruption.  Whenever we […]...

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Teen Grief Challenges

July 13, 2016

Grieving the death of someone special is hard at any age. For teens, it can be especially challenging. During a time when all they want is to fit in, teens become “different.” Here are six common challenges that teens face when grieving the death of someone special. Teen Grief Challenges: Being a teen is about […]...

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A Moving Poem

May 13, 2015

Tu Nidito’s Children to Children program provides the opportunity for grieving children to heal through therapeutic activities like creative writings. Our group coordinator, Lyndsey Duncan, shares why those writings can be so healing. “It was a privilege to receive a compassionate poem that one of Tu Nidito’s CTC middles participants (ages 8-...

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