Welcome to the Curtis-Britch Funeral Homes, Inc. Childrens Room
Crystal Britch - Childrens Room Director
At Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes, we strive to provide the very best in professional care to the families we serve. We understand that every family has different needs, traditions, and customs; with that understanding, we take the time to personally guide each family through the many choices and options when making arrangements.
Our experience and facilities make us uniquely qualified to handle any arrangement.
~Members of both the National Funeral Directors Association and the Vermont Funeral Directors Association
~Personal & Caring Service
~Serving All Faiths
~Children's Room: Licensed Educator providing correct information about death to children
~Generous, unhurried atmosphere
~English/French Speaking directors
~Lending Library available to the community
~Widow-Widowers Support Group
~Winter Receiving Tomb on premises
A Resource of Help and Guidance...
We understand that the grief process will probably be the most difficult experience for you in your life. Especially for those who are hurting, we have a developed a lending library at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes of books, videos, and pamphlets to assist with grief issues.
We have material on coping with the holidays, widowhood, suicide, children and death, and many other topics on bereavement and the grief process. Feel free to stop by and look over our selections.
Yes, Children Grieve, Too!
The first experience with loss is usually with "normal" life changes - such as changing schools, making new friends, and for the many - the loss of a pet. Children do experience sadness and grieve when they experience a loss. Children tend to express their feelings of loss through their behavior.
Curtis-Britch Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes have developed a Children's Room in Newport, Island Pond, and Barton that provides support and education for families.
How to help your children when they are grieving:
Crystal has created a program to represent correct information on death, dying, and grieving that meets the developmental needs of the children with a variety of materials. As she facilitates the educational and grieving information, she utilizes an assortment of materials which include a large book entitled My Body, a My Friend Doll, that has four faces to represent emotions associated with grieving, a set of Teddy Bears to be used while viewing the Loved One, and a workbook to be brought home and used with their parents.
This time with the children and their families offers the opportunity for family members to hear correct information on death and the funeral process. Not only is there information presented by Crystal, the children are encouraged to discuss their feelings and ask questions about the grieving process.
If you are interested in this service, we invite you to call Crystal Britch to discuss the program.