More Resources and Help for Those Who Have Lost a Child or Grandchild
The following support groups are available to help parents that have lost a child or Grandparents that have lost a Grandchild. Many have local support groups around the world where the bereaved can interact and get support from others that are or have gone through the same ordeal. Those without a group nearby can get in touch via bulletin boards, newsletters, chat, or pen pals.
New book for parents that have lost a child - Living, Loving and Lossing a Son
Children’s Cancer Association offers Kids’ Cancer Pages, a national resource directory which contains hundreds of invaluable resources relating to all aspects of pediatric cancer, including grief and bereavement. Can be accessed online or ordered directly through them. Call (503)244-3141 or http://www.ChildrensCancerAssociation.org
The Compassionate Friends (TCF)
The Compassionate Friends helps parents and families who have lost a child. TCF provides education and information to bereaved parents and siblings, helping them through this difficult time. They have over 600 local chapters, online information, and a quarterly newsletter. Compassionate friends also has meetings and a chatroom for parents who have no surviving children.
Bereaved Parents of the
This organization is designed to support and aid bereaved parents and families who are grieving after the death of a child. Site includes helpful information, links to support group meetings, professional referrals, newsletters, and phone support.
Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death ~ M.E.N.D.
Founded by Rebekah Mitchell after the death of her son, MEND helps people that have lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, or early infant death. They offer a variety of ways to share experiences and information through meetings, a bi-monthly newsletter, and the Internet.
Founded in 1993 by 7 bereaved Grandparents, AGAST is a non-profit organization, which helps with information packets, personal contact, a quarterly newsletter, and peer contacts. They also recognize the unique grief a Grandparent feels as they comfort their own child mourning the death of their child.
Parents of Murdered Children
Toll Free:(888) 818-POMC
POMC is a National non-profit organization with 300 chapters and contacts in the
Kay Bevington, Alive Alone
Van Wert, OH 45891
Founded 1988, Alive Alone is a National self-help network of parents who have lost an only child or all of their children. They provide newsletters, bulletin boards, education, publications to promote healing, and assistance in resolving grief.
Unite, Inc. Grief Support
UNITE, a National non-profit organization founded in 1975, provides grief support following loss through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth and SIDS. Offerings include a newsletter, information, group meetings, phone help, annual conference, and grief counselor training.
c/o Jean Kollantai
Phone: (907) 222-5321
A quarterly newsletter for parents of multiple birth death, CLIMB maintains a large contact list of bereaved multiple birth parents in the
Loss Of A Child
Several support groups for different types of loss for parents, grandparents, siblings etc.
Grief Recovery Online For All Bereaved.
Grief Recovery For All Types Of Loss.
Living, Loving and Losing a Son by Marilyn Rauth
Roses in December : Finding Strength Within Grief by Marilyn Willett Heavilin
A Grace Disguised by Jerry L. Sittser
Love Never Dies by Sandy Goodman
I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One
by Brook Noel, Pamela D. Blair
Death without Denial, Grief without Apology: A Guide for Facing Death and Loss by Barbara K. Roberts & Ann Jackson
The Grief Recovery Handbook : The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death Divorce, and Other Losses
by John W. James, Russell Friedman
Good Grief: A Constructive Approach to the Problem of Loss by Granger E. Westberg
Awakening from Grief: Finding the Way Back to Joy by John E. Welshons, Wayne, Dr. Dyer
Conquering the Mysteries and Lies of Grief by Sherry Russell
35 Ways to Help a Grieving Child by The Dougy Center, et al
Seasons of Grief and Healing by James E. Miller
Grief Therapy (Elf Self Help) by Karen Katafiasz
No Time to Say Goodbye : Surviving The Suicide Of A Loved One by Carla Fine
Healing Grief: Reclaiming Life After Any Loss by James Van Praagh
Learning to Fall: The Blessings of an Imperfect Life by Philip Simmons
Help Me Say Goodbye: Activities for Helping Kids Cope When a Special Person Dies by Janis Silverman
An Empty Cradle, a Full Heart: Reflections for Mothers and Fathers After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Infant Death by Christine O'Keeffe Lafser
Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby by Deborah L. Davis
Grieving The Child I Never Knew by Kathe Wunnenberg
Mommy, Please Don't Cry : There Are No tears in Heaven by Linda DeYmaz
We Were Gonna Have a Baby, But We Had an Angel Instead by Pat Schwiebert
Night Falls Fast : Understanding Suicide by Kay Redfield Jamison
Living Victims, Stolen Lives: Parents of Murdered Children Speak to
Missing and Murdered Children by Margaret O. Hyde
When a Child Has Been Murdered: Ways You Can Help the Grieving Parents (Death, Value and Meaning) by Bonnie Hunt Conrad
After the Death of a Child: Living With Loss Through the Years by Ann K. Finkbeiner
When There Are No Words: Finding Your Way to Cope With Loss and Grief by Charlie Walton
Sad Isn't Bad: A Good-Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing With Loss (Elf-Help Books for Kids) by Michaelene Mundy, R. W. Alley