Grief Resources

Grief Resources

Grief Centers & Care Providers

Grief centers and care providers offer a variety of services to individuals and families coping with loss. Many keep a staff of professional psychologists and even social workers to offer group or individual therapy. Many grief centers and counselors make in their goal to offer compassionate guidance to help their clients continue to live rich and meaningful lives even while coping with grief.

  1. Open to Hope

    National Alliance for Grieving Children

    Open to Hope is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people find hope after loss. They provide encouraging articles, books, and an online community to help people deal with difficult losses and continue to live happy, meaningful lives while working through grief.

  2. Association of Death Education & Counseling (ADEC)

    Association of Death Education & Counseling (ADEC)

    The Association of Death Education & Counseling (ADEC) is made up of over 2,000 members and includes mental and physical health professionals, along with educators, members of the church, funeral directors and much more. They host conferences, courses, workshops, as well as certifications.

  3. The Sweeney Alliance

    thesweeneyalliance

    The Sweeney Alliance is a non-profit organization that was founded by Peggy Sweeney to help families and professionals cope with grief and stress. The alliance offers a wide array of programs catering to both children and adults, as well as online resources and a regular newsletter.

  4. National Alliance for Grieving Children

    Open to Hope

    The National Alliance for Grieving Children understands the unique challenges that children face when losing someone close to them and the organization has created wide-ranging educational resources for those looking to provide comfort to them. Through the comprehensive network of volunteers, the NAGC has done an incredible job of assisting children with loss.

  5. Scholastic children’s grief resources

    Scholastic children's grief resources

    Scholastic Children’s Grief Resources is an integral page for helping children who are experiencing grief and the various implications associated with the passing of a loved one. The content on the site illustrates how teachers can help, as well as advice on informing students.

  6. TAPS—Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Inc.

    TAPS—Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Inc.

    TAPS–Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Inc. helps families who have lost a military member. They’ve assisted over 40,000 family members by providing peer-based emotional support for anyone grieving a military death.

  7. Resources for Survivors of Suicide

    Resources for Survivors of Suicide

    Resources for Survivors of Suicide emphasizes that individuals are not alone upon losing a loved one to suicide. With tools specifically geared toward military spouses and interactive online support, they’re thorough in the application of grief support.

  8. Light A Candle

    Light A Candle

    Light a Candle is a unique concept that has pages of candles that people can “light” and attach a person’s name, along with reason a candle is being lit for them. Currently, there are over 12,000 candles lit from 117 countries.

  9. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

    The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

    The national Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) works to support children who have been traumatized in a number of situations, including death of a loved one. Their services have been a huge part in the reinforcement of children’s stability over time.

  10. National Center for Victims of Crime

    National Center for Victims of Crime

    The National Center for Victims of Crime gives a voice to those who have been abused and trains professionals to advocate for the rights of these individuals. The organization keeps their focus broad for the purpose of incorporating each type of victim.

  11. The Grief Recovery Method

    The Grief Recovery Method

    The Grief Recovery Method has been thoroughly developed at the Grief Recovery Institute over the last 30 years and has established itself as a reputable source of information on how to overcome grief. The site features a great blog, but also interesting articles that are incredibly informative.

  12. Unspoken Grief

    Unspoken Grief

    Unspoken Grief aims to address issues less talked about concerning miscarriages, stillbirths, & neonatal loss. Since these issues often go unrecognized, the site has been crucial in confronting these topics.

  13. Center for Loss and Trauma

    Center for Loss and Trauma

    The Center for Loss and Trauma works with individuals to give them the empowerment tools to aptly address grief and loss. By helping foster a community where they can connect and discuss pressing issues, the center has helped people overcome their grief and continue to move forward.

  14. Fernside

    Fernside

    Fernside has been around since 1986, making it the nation’s second oldest children’s grief center. As an affiliate of Hospice of Cincinnati, Fernside provides services for over 1,200 children, teenagers, and even adults annually.

  15. The Dougy Center

    The Dougy Center

    The Dougy Center has built renown around their services in helping children, teenagers, and young adults overcome grief and death through peer support groups, education, and training. The organization serves 400 children and an additional 250 adult family members each month.

 

Note: This information and other resources are available by navigating to https://www.mastersincounseling.org/loss-grief-bereavement.html