New Program to Help Grief-Stricken Children in Westmoreland County

New Program to Help Grief-Stricken Children in Westmoreland County

From school shootings to last month’s synagogue shooting, drug overdoses to the war casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan, the reality of death is never far away from children. When Excela Health Home Care & Hospice started exploring ways to help grieving children, it turned to the man who once devoted an entire episode of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” to the death of a goldfish.

“The first thing we did was ask ourselves: What did Fred say about this? What would Fred do?” said Dana Winters, professor of child and family studies at the Fred Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College.

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