What is the Flower of Hope Program?
The project organised by the Napfogyatkozás Egyesület (English: Eclipse Association) offers help and support for one of the most personal and most difficult problems: grieving children who have lost a close relative. Based on a Finnish method, we give support for processing loss to such children, working in peer groups with thematised sessions and using creative activities and games. Besides children, we also support the parents and we organise sensitivity trainings, as requested by professionals working with the families on educational, social and healthcare platforms. It’s important for the impacted families and professionals working with them to be able to access the sessions for free.
In Hungarian society even adults handle death as a taboo. Children are often left alone with their grief, and what’s more the institutions don’t have complete knowledge about the different features of children’s grief, and at what ages these aspects may occur. Most of the time neither the parents nor the professionals know how to help children in processing their loss.