Have you ever provided services for a child who has lost a parent? (or anyone who has lost someone for that matter).
I provide services for children and adolescents. Sometimes they have lost a parent prior to being admitted to treatment. Some of them have lost a parent or sibling while in treatment.
One of my good friends had lost her mother while she was still in high school. Her mother was a really good person, too.
My friend had posted this link with an open letter to every kid who has lost a parent. She said this article rings true for her.