Resources: Grief and Loss
Share the Journey Support Group for Families and Friends Bereaved by a Suicide
Free to all – 3rd Monday of Every Month 6 pm – 7:30 pm 1327 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton.
Membership is open to open to adults who have lost a family member or a friend to suicide. The group is not intended for children under the age of 16 years. Ask about our children’s grief group.
For more information contact Kathy Wallace at 570-575-2343 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Information for families and friends, professionals, parents, widows and widowers.
Offers a wide variety of specialized grief support groups to the public at no cost to help family and friends cope with the loss of a loved one. Also provides a free brochure, “The Myth of the Happy Holidays,” which focuses on coping with grief during the holidays.
Provides educational and support materials to grieving children, teens, their families, schools and other community agencies that support them.
Provides peer grief support groups for preschoolers, elementary school age, middle school age, teens and young adults. Also training workshops and resources for professionals, phone consultations and referrals.
Provides grief counseling for individuals and families, support groups for bereaved children, and community education.
24-hour, 7-day/week crises help line for all problems, staffed by trained volunteers who provide telephone support and referrals, including bereavement support groups and grief counseling throughout the state.
Serves as a model in providing peer support groups for grieving children; has printable information on “How to Respond to Our Children” in the wake of terroristic attacks on U.S., has a bookstore., local resource referral guide.
An Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss, with 37 e-mail support groups and two web sites. Provides help to people working through loss and grief issues of all kinds. Companion site http://kidsaid.com/ provides a safe environment for kids and their parents to find information and ask questions.
Excellent resources dealing with grief and bereavement of different kinds.
This group meets the third Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Support group for people who are grieving the loss of a family member or friend.
Understanding Grief Workshop
To register, call Eileen McLaughlin at 215-856-1215 or Leanne Billau at 215-856-1093.
Offers information to professionals and families about caregiving, terminal illness, loss and bereavement, including resources specifically for children and teens. Annual Bereavement Teleconference Living with Grief: Loss Later In Life on April 24, 2002, will be offered at WHYY and other locations throughout the region.
Offers bereavement groups, and individual counseling during a person’s terminal illness and following the terminal illness for bereaved family members.
Offers free peer support groups for grieving children, pre-teens and teens ages 3 to 18, and their families to help with the healing process after a loss.
The Fall of Freddie The Leaf, Leo Bufegolia
The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein. Harpercollins Juvenile Books, 1986.
Good Grief : A Constructive Approach to the Problem of Loss, Granger E. Westberg. Fortress Press, 1986.
A Grief Observed, C. S. Lewis. Harper San Fransisco, 2001.
Lifetimes: The Beautiful Ways to Explain Death to Children, Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen.
Living When a Loved One Has Died, Earl Grollman. Beacon Press, 1995.
Living With Grief : Who We Are, How We Grieve, Kenneth J. Doka (Editor), Joyce D. Davidson (Editor). Hospice Foundation of America, Brunner/Mazel, 1998.
The Mourning Handbook: A Complete Guide for the Bereaved, Helen Fitzgerald. Simon and Schuster, 1994.
Nobody’s Child Anymore: Grieving, Caring and Comforting When Parents Die, Barbara Bartocci. Sorin Books, 2000.
Safe Passage: Words to Help the Grieving Hold Fast and Let Go, Molly Fumia. Conari Press, 1992.
Surviving Grief And Learning to Live Again, Catherine M. Saunders. John Wiley & Sons.
When Bad Things Happen to Good People, Harold Kushner. Avon, 1994.
BOOKS TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE GRIEVE AND UNDERSTAND DEATH
Talk about How They Cope with Loss, Janet Bode (155.937
Especially for Young Children
The Tenth Good Thing About Barney, Judith Viorst (jE)
When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death, LaureneKrasny Brown (j155.937 B813w)
When People Die, Sarah Levete (j155.937 L577w)
Fiction for Older Children
Sun and Spoon, Kevin Henkes (j)
A boy looks for a special way to remember his grandmother who died recently.
Rudi’s Pond, Eve Bunting (jE)
Dealing with the death of a friend.
Saying Goodbye to Daddy, Judith Vigna (jE)
Dealing with a sudden loss and the funeral experience.
Especially for Teens
Death is Hard to Live With: Teenagers D349I)
How It Feels When a Parent Dies, Jill Krementz (155.937 K881h)
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