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Grief Support

Grief Support

The following are some tools available to assist you in your healing journey. Contact us to discuss other resources and find a personalized solution to support you on the road to recovery.

Please contact us for personalized and local grief support help in your area.

General Grief Resources



 

Cindy Cook

Certified Grief Recovery Specialist ®
cindy@emergencegriefandloss.com
(360) 609-7539

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Hospicenet.org

For patients and families facing life-threatening illness.

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Centerforloss.com

For people who are grieving and those who want to help them.

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AARP Grief & Loss

a collection of resources and an on-line support community.

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National Funeral Directors Association

Grief resources.

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American Cancer Society

Support to cancer patients, family and friends.

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Growth House

Discusses hospice care, dying with dignity, terminal illness, grief and bereavement.

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GROWW.org

message boards, resource listings and secure chat rooms for the grieving.

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WidowNet

an information and support resource for, and by, widows and widowers.

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Grief Resources for Parents



 

National SIDS and Infant Death Program Support Center

provides research, education, and support for families dealing with SIDS.

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Bereaved Parents USA

a nationwide organization designed to aid and support bereaved parents and their families.

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The Compassionate Friends

supports families who have experienced the death of a child.

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SHARE Pregnancy & and Infant Loss Support

provides support to those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth or newborn death.

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Grief Resources For Children



 

The Dougy Center

the first center in the United States to provide peer support groups for grieving children. They provide support and training locally, nationally and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief.

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Fernside Online

an online resource for grieving children.

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When a loved one dies, it can be difficult to know how to help kids cope with the loss, particularly as you work through your own grief. By being open and honest, encouraging communication, and sharing your own feelings, you and your children can cope with painful times and begin your healing journey together.

The following links provide more detailed information on topics related to helping children and teens cope with loss.



When Families Grieve™

This guide was created by Sesame Workshop, the educational organization behind Sesame Street. It explores children's understanding of death and offers information about communicating, ideas for coping together, and ways to move forward with your children after a loss.

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Helpful Children's Books

This list from the Barr-Harris Children’s Grief Center recommends children's books that deal with death and grief. These easy-to-read stories can open up a meaningful discussion between you and your child, and help children make sense of their feelings and understand what they're experiencing.

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More Advice

Here you'll find a Huffington Post article by Judith Acosta containing advice and guidance from her book Verbal First Aid, which counsels parents on ways to help kids heal from fear and pain in a variety of situations, including the death of a loved one. If you find the advice in the article helpful, you may want to read her book for even more insight.

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