Children & Teens
Receiving unfathomable news about a child with a life-limiting condition is a parent’s worst nightmare. Covenant Care will be with you every step of the way to provide compassionate support to your child and entire family. Our kids care team specializes in pediatric patients and will keep your child comfortable and pain free, while guiding you in making decisions for your child.
Children's Connect Kits
Children's Connect Kits are a free grief toolkit designed to help children work through their feelings of loss and to assist parents and caregivers in talking with their children about death.
The kit contains age appropriate books, dolls, art supplies and a parent pack filled with information and literature on children’s grief. These kits can be requested by anyone online from our website.
Available free to any family in the Covenant Care service area, the Grief Connect Kit is a resource to build the confidence of a family to talk, play, write and draw their feelings — turning grief into hope and remembrance.
Click here to request a Chidren's Connect Kit
Camp Connect is a bereavement day camp for children ages 6-17 who have suffered a loss, or those who have a terminally-ill loved one. Utilizing confidence-building exercises and artistic activities, Camp Connect gives children the opportunity to explore and express their emotions, equips them with a better understand of their grief and offers ways of coping with their feelings – all while making connections with others who have experienced a loss.
This free camp helps children find laughter in their tears, strength in their fears and a helping hand in their journey through grief.
To find out more about Camp Connect, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. or call 1.855.CARE.365. Check our events calendar for upcoming Camp Connect dates.
For only $100, you can send a child to Camp Connect and know your dollars will make a difference as our bereavement specialists provide enriching experiences to foster new friendships, explore the grief process and honor the lives of loved ones. Donate today!
This journey is impossible to imagine until you are asked to embark upon it. The path to parenthood is wrought with emotion, but when your child is diagnosed with a terminal or life-limiting condition, the feelings of grief can be raw and overwhelming.
Partners in Care – Together for Kids (PIC-TFK)
Partners in Care – Together for Kids (PIC-TFK) is a Florida-based program of specialized support services for children diagnosed with a chronic illness. Covenant Care was the first organization in the nation to serve a child as a part of this demonstration project, a joint effort between the Florida Department of Health, Agency for Health Care Administration (Florida Medicaid) and Florida Hospices and Palliative Care Organization.
Primary care physicians refer children to Children’s Medical Services, which will then refer to Covenant Care’s PIC-TFK program.
- Individual, group, family/caregiver counseling
- Palliative in-home nursing visits
- Palliative in-home personal care visits
- Volunteer services
PIC-TFK Program Eligibility:
- Medicaid must be the child’s primary insurance.
- Enrollment in the Children’s Medical Services Network is required.
- Children must be diagnosed with a potentially life-limiting condition.
- Patients must reside in eligible service area.
The feelings of loss following the death of a loved one can be overwhelming and confusing for children. Through our children’s bereavement program, Covenant provides comfort and reassurance to children who have suffered a loss. Our trained specialists offer child-specific counseling, support groups, literature and community education on children’s grief issues.
Covenant Care’s Children’s Programs are designed to help children and families of children cope with their feelings during times of loss. These children may have a life-limiting illness or they may be suffering the loss of a loved one. Earlier than we think, children become aware of death. They see dead insects and animals lying by the road. They see death on television. Death is a part of life, and children, at some level, are aware of it. But at their development stage, they are seldom equipped to deal with it.
Online Support Groups are hosted through GoToMeeting. One group is for children, while the other group is open specifically to teenagers. Prior to the child participating in the group, their caregiver must complete the participation consent form. There is no cost for this service and after the one-time registration, the child may participate as frequently or periodically as they would like.
Individual Children’s Bereavement Support helps address the feelings of loss following the death of a loved one — these feelings can be overwhelming and confusing for children. Through our children’s bereavement program, Covenant provides comfort and reassurance to children who have suffered a loss. Our trained specialists offer child-specific counseling, support groups, literature and community education on children’s grief issues.