Family Resources (Children’s Grief, Young Adults, Widowed Parents)
National Alliance for Grieving Children
The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the needs of children and teens who are grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who supports them. Through the collective voice of our members and partners we educate, advocate and raise awareness about childhood bereavement.
The NAGC is a nationwide network comprised of professionals, institutions and volunteers who promote best practices, educational programming and critical resources to facilitate the mental, emotional and physical health of grieving children and their families.
Hospice Foundation of America
After the death of a loved one, here are helpful grief videos, articles and other resources in grief.
Sesame Street Grief Toolkit
Grief is complex; it encompasses a wide range of emotions that can come and go in waves. Use these tips, videos, children’s story, and guide to help your family communicate with one another, express emotions, and begin the process of moving forward. You are not alone. And with time, you and your family will experience new happy moments together.
The Dougy Center
The Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences.
Support to bereaved families after the death of a child.
AfterTalk is a place of Comfort, Sharing and Insight for those who have experienced loss or are supporting a Loved One in Hospice Care.
Allina Health Grief Resources
A variety of tools and resources to help families cope with death.
AMF (Actively Moving Forward)
Connects and empowers grieving college students. These students support one another with peer-led grief support groups as well as participate in community service events in memory of their loved ones, and by doing so, they raise awareness about the needs of grieving young adults across the country. This program is currently “ActivelyMovingForward” on campuses, coast-to-coast.
A resource that supports mothers and fathers coping with the unique challenges that face widowed parents. Includes website, a book, video clips and other very helpful resources.
Mindfulness & Grief
Heather Stang, holds a Masters degree in Thanatology(the study of death, dying and bereavement), and is a certified Yoga therapy practitioner. Author of the book Mindfulness & Grief, her website is for those seeking information and guidance on mindfulness and grief. Mindfulness is a tool to help alleviate the suffering one experiences as a result of grief. Heather is a member of ADEC(Association for Death Education and Counseling) and works with TAPS: Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors. This site includes meditation exercises, her blog, podcasts and grief tips.
Daily Devotions on Grief
Sign up to receive this daily religious devotion about grief and faith through Grief Share. Devotions Include a reflection, scripture and a prayer. Participants often respond, “They wrote this one for me today.”
Widowed/Military Family Support
Soaring Spirits International
Widowed people created Soaring Spirits because we discovered that connecting with other widowed people made the challenges of surviving a spouse or partner a little easier to manage.
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors(TAPS)
Offers compassionate care to all those grieving the loss of a military loved one.
Resources and Support for People Bereaved through Suicide
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) www.afsp.org
If you have lost a loved one to suicide, it can be a relief and a healing experience to talk openly with fellow suicide loss survivors about what you’ve lived through. AFSP makes the support group listings directory for suicide loss survivors available as a public service and does not run, recommend, endorse, or fund any of the groups listed.
American Association of Suicidology(AAS) www.suicidology.org
Information and education regarding suicide. Most helpful is the link for bereavement support
offering these resources: Beyond Surviving: 25 Suggestions for Survivors and Helping Survivors of Suicide: What you can do?