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How to help kids cope with grief

14 children have been killed in the city this year. So many families are grieving right now, and November is National Children's Grief Awareness Month.

ST. LOUIS — It's been a heartbreaking year in the bi-state for so many families. So far this year, 14 children have been killed in the city.

13 of them during the summer alone. An arrest has been made in only one of those cases.

So many families are grieving right now.

November is 'National Children's Grief Awareness Month.'

It hurts the entire community when a child is killed.

What we don't often think about is the pain that child's siblings, extended family and young friends may be feeling.

Nicole Rhodes is the program director of Annie's Hope, The Center for Grieving Kids. 5 On Your Side invited her to spend a few minutes with us to share how you can help a child in emotional pain.

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