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Loss, Grief, and Mourning Resources

Loss, Grief, and Mourning Resources

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A Place to Remember
www.aplacetoremember.com
Uplifting support materials and resources for those who have been touched by a crisis in pregnancy or the death of a baby.

Alive Alone
www.alivealone.org
An organization for educational and charitable purposes, to benefit bereaved parents whose only child or all children are deceased by providing a self-help network and publications to promote communication and healing.

Alliance of Grandparents, A Support in Tragedy (AGAST)
www.agast.org
Originally started as a SIDS grandparent support group, this nonprofit organization is now dedicated to assisting all grandparents when a grandchild dies.

AMEND (Aiding Mothers and Fathers Experiencing Neonatal Death)
www.amendgroup.com
Offers a free counseling service to parents who have experienced the loss of an infant through miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death. The main purpose of AMEND is to offer support and encouragement to parents having a normal grief reaction to the loss of their baby.

America SIDS Institute
www.sids.org
Dedicated to the prevention of sudden infant death and the promotion of infant health through an aggressive, comprehensive nationwide program of research, clinical services, education, and support.

Bereaved Families Online
www.bereavedfamilies.net
Bereaved Families Online provides support for people who have lost an immediate family member — an infant, a child, an adult child, a parent, a brother or a sister, an adult sibling, a grandchild or a spouse. They support parents, guardians or family members helping a child grieve. They support the unique circumstances faced by survivors of violent death, survivors of completed suicide, and families seeking pregnancy after loss.

Bereavement Magazine
www.bereavementmag.com
A Magazine of Hope and Healing has been designed to be a “support group in print” – a friend who arrives in the mailbox six times each year.

Bereaved Parents
www.bereavedparents.com
Offering useful information and support to anyone who has lost a child. Information section includes highlights from newsletters published by affiliates, as well as a monthly column. Included is a Bereavement Self-Help Resources Guide which indexes resources along with hundreds of listings to other resources and information.

Bereavement Services – Support and Education
www.bereavement.net (Under Construction)
An organization dedicated to the provision of professional grief counseling and support services.

Beyond Indigo
www.beyondindigo.com
Dedicated to changing the way people think about grief and loss. Contains newsletters, tools, message boards, and general information pertaining to dying, loss, and grief.

Bo’s Place
www.bosplace.org
is a non-profit bereavement center offering a unique program in the Greater Houston area that provides ongoing, free-of-charge grief support services to children, ages 3 to 18, and their families who have experienced the death of a child or an adult in their immediate family. One of foundations upon which the program is built is that grieving children sharing their experiences with other grieving children assists in the healing process of the grief journey.

Centering Corporation
www.centering.org
is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education and resources for the bereaved. Centering was founded in 1977 by Joy and Dr. Marvin Johnson. We started with nine little coloring books for hospitalized children and two workshop offerings for nurses and families. In response to the need for support by families and caregivers while facing their grief experience we developed many new resources. Today we have over 100 books and for children and adults, My Friends Emotion Dolls, a Memory Bag for children, five videos and caring cards, plus over 200 books and resources from other publishers. We continue to provide educational offerings and workshops for caregivers and families. The second generation, Janet and Ben Sieff, brings new life and ideas to meet our changing needs in today’s bereavement experiences.

Comfort Zone Camp
www.comfortzonecamp.org
Comfort Zone Camp® is the nation’s largest independent bereavement camp, located in the Richmond, Virginia, metropolitan area. Currently, we offer (free of charge) camps in Virginia and the New York Metropolitan area for grieving children from across the country. We hold camps for children ages 7-12 and a separate camp for teens age 13-17. But above all, what makes our Camp so special, is the combination of special children and special volunteers.

Grief Link
www.grieflink.asn.au
NALAG (SA) website includes recommended reading lists on grief in relation to miscarriage, suicide, pregnancy termination, adolescents, men, multicultural, indigenous etc. and relationship loss for partners, same sex couples, Parents etc.

Grief Net
www.griefnet.org
Grief Net is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss offering grief resources through 37 email support groups and two web sites.

H.A.N.D.
www.hand.net
Houston’s Aid in Neonatal Death (HAND) supports grieving parents in the greater Houston area with the rest of the world via Internet. H.A.N.D. is a support group for parents whose babies have died any time from conception through late infancy.

Healing Hearts for Bereaved Parents
www.healingheart.net
This site is dedicated to providing grief support and services to parents whose child has died. Their purpose is to offer understanding, suggestions for coping, support, friendship, and most of all hope to all bereaved parents. Parents who have lost a child as a result of miscarriage or stillbirth are equally welcome as those who have lost children to illness, accident or violence.

Honored Babies
www.honoredbabies.org
A place where mothers whose babies have died (miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, neonatal death, infancy death, and/or pregnancy termination) can add their babies to an Online Memorial, join an Online Support Group Email List (there’s also one for Grandmothers), and submit their “entire story” for book publication. Also offered is a Resource Center and Keepsakes.

KIDSAID
www.kidsaid.com
KIDSAID is a safe place for kids to share and to help each other deal with grief about any of their losses. It’s a place to share and deal with feelings, to show artwork and stories, to talk about pets (remove), and to meet with one’s peers.

M.A.D.D. (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)
www.madd.org
A national organization dedicated to stop drunk driving and to support victims of this violent crime. MADD has over 500 local chapters and offers victim support groups for the bereaved. They also provide a newsletter, magazine, training programs, and conferences.

M.E.N.D. (Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death)
http://home.mend.org/
A Christian not-for-profit corporation whose purpose is to reach out to those who have lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death and offer a way to share experiences and information through meetings, the bi-monthly newsletter, and our Internet web site.

M.I.S.S. (Mothers in Sympathy and Support)
www.misschildren.org
The mission of M.I.S.S. is to allow a safe haven for parents to share their grief after the death of a child. MISS provides support to parents enduring the tragedy of stillbirth, neonatal death and infant death from any cause including SIDS, congenital anomalies, trisomy 13. Grief education for parents and professionals is their main focus.

My Parents are Survivors
www.geocities.com/mpas1989/
An online support group for parents, grandparents, and siblings who have suffered the loss of a child. The site offers a safe environment for the bereaved to share their stories and thereby keep the memories of their children, grandchildren, and siblings alive.

National Association for Loss and Grief
www.nalagvic.org.au/index.html
NALAG (Vic) develops loss and grief educational resources along with providing loss and grief community professional education and training. They also conduct the “Loss & Grief Practitioner Accreditation Program” for counseling, education and care & support practitioners.

National Association for Loss and Grief
www.nalagvic.org.au/index.html
NALAG (Vic) develops loss and grief educational resources along with providing loss and grief community professional education and training. They also conduct the “Loss & Grief Practitioner Accreditation Program” for counseling, education and care & support practitioners.

National SIDS Resource Center
www.sidscenter.org
Provides information services and technical assistance on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and related topics. Their goal is to promote understanding of SIDS and provide comfort to those affected by SIDS through information sharing.

Parent Loss
www.parentloss.com
A website providing interactive and non-interactive discussion forums for people struggling with the loss of a parent. The community of Parent Loss is made up of lay people who are dealing with the loss of a parent.

Parents of Murdered Children, Inc.
www.pomc.com
POMC® provides the ongoing emotional support needed to help parents and other survivors facilitate the reconstruction of a “new life” and to promote a healthy resolution. Not only does POMC help survivors deal with their acute grief, but with the criminal justice system as well.

S.P.A.L.S. (Subsequent Pregnancy After a Loss Support)
www.spals.com
SPALS is a warm and compassionate group of people who have experienced the loss of a child due to miscarriage, selective termination, stillbirth, neonatal death, sudden infant death, or accidental death. Includes an active support network of over 300 members, sharing mutual support and information regarding subsequent pregnancy.

The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
www.aplb.org
A non-profit association staffed by experienced and knowledgeable professionals and laypeople in the tender subject of pet death. Members are professional counselors as well as pet-loving people from all other walks of life. They lend assistance to pet lovers coping with this special kind of loss.

The Compassionate Friends (TCF)
www.compassionatefriends.org
has 600 support groups across the United States with the mission of helping bereaved families following the death of a child. These local chapters have monthly meetings to offer support and the opportunity to work on grief issues.

Touchstone Center
www.touchstonecenter.org
The Touchstone Center for Grieving Children and Adolescents is a not for profit organization established to promote and support the special needs of grieving children and adolescents.

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
www.taps.org
is a national organization that provides information and support for bereaved individuals that have lost a loved one serving in the armed services. TAPS has a toll-free hotline (800.959.8277) staffed with trained crisis intervention professionals to help these individuals with their grief.

 

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