learning libraryHow to Help Your Child After the Death of a Sibling from Substance Use or Overdose

How to Help Your Child After the Death of a Sibling from Substance Use or Overdose

Fact sheet for caregivers offers guidance on supporting their surviving children after the death of a sibling due to substance use or overdose. Information includes helping children cope with stigma and shame, understanding the wide range of reactions that family members may experience, coping with how substance use influences the family over time, adapting to loss, and prioritizing self-care and support for the parents or caregivers.

This resource is part of the Power of Parenting series co-sponsored by the New York Life Foundation and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. View other installments of this series and learn more in the TAG Center’s Virtual Learning Library.