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  • The Bright Side-Wings of Support
    Whether dealing with a crisis, grief, coping with a mental disorder or just feeling overwhelmed with life we all go through difficult periods in our life. When life feels like it is too much of a strain, a little bit of support can go a long way towards helping us cope. That is what The Bright Side is all about.

  • Angel Hugs
    - Real help to get through the bad times like holidays, birthdays, death anniversaries and family gatherings. Message board, photo albums and a place to share.

  • A Place That Warms the Heart
    A Place Warms the Heart is an organization that provides support groups services in a caring and compassionate environment to allow each person in a family to grieve in his or her own way.

  • A Place to Remember
    A Place To Remember is committed to publishing and providing uplifting support materials and resources for those who have been touched by a crisis in pregnancy or the death of a baby.

  • Barr-Harris Children's Grief Center
    Serves children who have lost a sibling; lost a parent through death, divorce, or abandonment; or imminent death of a family member; affiliated with the Institute for Psychoanalysis in Chicago, Illinois, US.

  • Born Angels Pregnancy Loss Support
    Born Angels (BA) is a special place to spend some time for grieving parents who have lost a baby at any stage of pregnancy; ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth, and neonatal loss.

  • Centering.org
    Centering Corporation, the nations oldest bereavement resource center, offers books, Caring Concepts newsletter,workshops and other caring resources for those healing from loss.

    When a family member dies, children react differently from adults. Preschool children usually see death as temporary and reversible--a belief reinforced by cartoon characters who "die" and "come to life" again. Children between five and nine begin to think more like adults about death, yet they still believe it will never happen to them or anyone they know.

  • CHILDREN AND GRIEF - The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    When a family member dies, children react differently from adults. Preschool children usually see death as temporary and reversible, a belief reinforced by cartoon characters who "die" and "come to life" again. Children between five and nine begin to think more like adults about death, yet they still believe it will never happen to them or anyone they know.

  • Comfort Zone Camps
    are non-profit bereavement camps for children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver.

    . Healthy grieving is necessary to come to terms with loss. Excessive and prolonged grieving can prevent a child from approaching others and forming new attachments. Responsive teachers and caregivers help children feel more comfortable with expressing sad, unhappy feelings. Here are some suggestions for helping children deal with sadness and loss.

  • Empty Cradle, Broken Heart
    Death of a baby is one of the most difficult types of grief. This book takes a caring look at bereavement and healing following miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death due to other causes. The author doesn't tell you what you should be feeling, but helps you recognize common reactions and ways of moving toward recovery. The emphasis on how you can heal by mourning the loss and moving on without denying the pain.

  • Fernside Online
    A non-profit, non-denominational organization serving grieving children and their families.

  • Grief and the Mourning Process
    Learn about physical, emotional, and social aspects of grief. Learn the three-phrase process of mourning. Identify causes of complicated grief and share ways to care for someone in mourning.

  • GriefNet
    GriefNet is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss.

  • Grief Resources
    Over 400 resources to help children and adults through serious illness, death, loss, grief and bereavement. Reviewed and selected by knowledgeable professionals

  • Healing Heart.net
    Healing Hearts for Bereaved Parents is dedicated to providing grief support and services to parents whose child has died.

  • Helping After Neonatal Death
    Helping After Neonatal Death, is a California non-profit 501(c)3 corporation, founded in 1981 to help parents, their families and their healthcare providers cope with the loss of a baby before, during, or after birth.

  • Helping Childen to Understand Death
    This fact sheet will help you understand how children view death and how you can help a child cope with the death of a loved one.

    A catastrophe such as an earthquake, hurricane, tornado, fire, flood, or violent acts is frightening to children and adults alike. It is important to acknowledge the frightening parts of the disaster when talking with a child about it. Falsely minimizing the danger will not end a child's concerns. Several factors affect a child's response to a disaster.

  • Helping Children Cope with Death
    Death is a fact of life that every child must grapple with. For some, the death of a goldfish is their first exposure; for others, it is the death of a grandparent. In many cultures, death is viewed as a natural occurrence, and no attempt is made to isolate it from everyday life.

  • Helping Children cope with Disaster
    It is not unusual for a disaster to trigger children's questions about death and dying. Underlying many of these questions is the fear of losing a parent.

  • Hygeia
    An online journal for pregnancy and neonatal loss.

    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, to meet with one's peers.

  • Mothers in Support & Sympathy (M.I.S.S.)
    An organization with the mission of allowing a safe haven for parents to share their grief after the death of a child.

  • Raindrop - Death Education for Children Of All Ages
    Death is a funny thing. Nobody really knows what happens when we die. For that matter, nobody even knows what happens to make us live. All we really know is that we are here (whatever that means?).

  • Sara's Smile, Inc.
    Sara's Smile, Inc. offers comfort to grieving mommies using Sare Bears to put in mommies' empty arms. The Campbell family tell their story and turn their tragedy into filling an unmet need.

  • SHARE Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support
    The mission of SHARE Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc. is to serve those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death.

  • Talking About War with Preschoolers
    If your preschool child asks about a war, talk about it in concrete terms, while reassuring them of their own safety.

  • Talking to Children about Death
    Death is a reality that children, like all of us, can learn to live with. Even before the death of a close family member occurs, parents can begin to introduce the idea of death as a part of everyday life. The nightly news, a trip past the cemetery, or a dead plant or bird may spark conversation about death.

  • Talking to Children About Death
    Information and resources on helping children deal with the death of a loved one and guidelines and tips for parents to serve as a support network

  • The Compassionate Friends
    Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit mutual-support organization for families who are grieving the death of a child. Site offers brochures, articles and grief resources.

  • What Happens to Children Who Lose a Parent?
    The death of a parent is undoubtedly one of the most difficult experiences that a child may encounter! The parent not only disappears from the child's daily life, but the remaining adults are themselves changed as a result of their own bereavement. Children need to maintain a connection to the deceased parent. This connection is establishing a set of memories, feelings and actions. The surviving parent or other adults can help the child form healthy connections.

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