In honor of Children’s Grief Awareness Day we, in partnership with the New York Life Foundation, are proud to announce the launch of StoryCorps DIY: Road to Resilience, an online course for individuals and organizations serving children and families in grief. It’s ready to access as a new expansion of StoryCorps DIY, our set of do-it-yourself resources to help organizations develop their own interview collection projects.

This course provides resources to support grieving children and families in sharing stories. It includes question lists for kids of different ages, best practices for providing a supportive recording environment, partner case studies, animations, audio interviews, and discussion guides.

StoryCorps DIY: Road to Resilience is divided into two sections:

Section 1: Recording Programs for Kids in Grief includes tips and best practices for incorporating recordings into organizations’ work with kids.

Section 2: Engaging with Stories of Kids in Grief focuses on how to encourage meaningful dialogue about the impact of childhood grief. This section includes animations and audio interviews with young people reflecting on their grief experiences.

We invite you to preview select materials below and sign up for the whole course.

StoryCorps DIY: Road to Resilience Project Planning Worksheet
StoryCorps DIY: Road to Resilience Question List
StoryCorps DIY: Road to Resilience Animation Discussion Guide
Animation: Asia and Carmichael Khan

Learn more here about Road to Resilience, a project from StoryCorps in partnership with the New York Life Foundation that leverages the power of stories and storytelling to help children cope with the death of a parent, sibling, or loved one.