Let’s Talk About…Children and Funerals

September 17, 2018 Event flyer

Join us at the DMTF Center for Grieving Families on Monday, Sept. 17 from 6-8 p.m. as Kitty Dugan from Dugan Funeral Home & Crematory offers a presentation and follow up discussion regarding Children and Funerals. This conversation is intended for adults who would like to learn more about the topic. We frequently hear from parents who are unsure about whether they should take their child to a funeral or just really don’t know how to talk to their child about cremation and other questions that arise when a loved one dies. This is an opportunity to have your questions answered by experts in the field. The “Let’s Talk About…” series is funded in part by a grant from Partnership for Better Health.

Our Family Tree grief workshop

October 14, 2018 Event flyer

Grieving children and families are invited to join the DMTF for Our Family Tree – a free, creative grief workshop.  We welcome children (recommended age 4-12) and their caregivers for a time of exploring family connections and learning how families can support one another in times of grief.  We will create a variety of tree-themed projects.  Pre-registration is required as space is limited.  Contact the DMTF at 717-532-8922 or  by Thurs. Oct. 12.  *Funding for this workshop is provided through a grant from the Arts for All Partnership, a partnership between the Cultural Enrichment Fund and the Greater Harrisburg Foundation, a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities.

Children’s Grief Awareness Day

November 15, 2018

Wear BLUE to show your support for grieving kids on Nov. 15, 2018!  Children’s Grief Awareness Day (CGAD) is always held the 3rd Thurs. of November.  It began as an initiative of Highmark Caring Place in Lemoyne, PA and is now supported by grief centers/programs around the world, including the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation.  More information about CGAD is available on the website. **If you as an individual or a group of people (friends, classmates, colleagues, office, etc.) wear BLUE, send a picture to and we’ll post it to our Drew Michael Taylor Foundation Facebook page throughout the day!  Show your support for grieving kids!