Youth and Funerals

How and When to Include Children and Youth

As funeral directors, we are often asked whether or not to include children and youth in funeral events. In collaboration with grief and bereavement experts, the Funeral Service Foundation created several tools to help guide families and caregivers on what to do.

Below, you will find a video and eBooks that explain the role funerals and memorialization play in the lives of youth. We hope you find these helpful. We also have booklets that cover common myths, how to talk about death and funerals, and how to prepare youth for funeral attendance and for viewing loved ones. These booklets are free. If you would like a copy, please contact us at (423) 282-1521.

Click Here to Launch the Youth and Funerals eBook (English)

Click Here to Launch the Youth and Funerals eBook (Spanish)