Center for Loss and Life Transition , Dr. Alan Wolfelt is known around the world for his compassionate message of hope and healing in grief. He is director of the Center nestled in the Rocky Mountains near Ft. Collins, CO. www.centerforloss.com.
Compassionate Friends assists families in positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age. You can also locate the nearest chapter to you. www.Compassionatefriends.org. This group meets locally in the Cedar Valley at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Waverly, IA, the first Thursday of each month.
Other websites for resources or visiting:
www.centering.org a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education and resources for the bereaved.
Grief Net offers numerous discussion and support groups for bereaved persons in an e-mail/listserve format. A variety of resources related to death and major losses. Supervised by a grief psychologist. Also offers a newsletter, bookstore and memorial pages to create a tribute to a loved one. www.griefnet.org
Growth House offers an extensive grief and bereavement section, including a chat room and information about general and family bereavement, pregnancy loss and infant death, and helping children cope with illness and grief. www.growthhouse.org
HospiceNet offers extensive information about grief and bereavement, including issues regarding children and adolescents. www.hospicenet.org
KidsAid is an online support group for children dealing with any kind of loss. It includes artwork, stories and poems. Offers a safe environment for kids and their families to find information and ask questions. www.kidsaid.com
WidowNet is an information and support group resource for, and by, men and women of all ages, religious backgrounds and sexual orientations who have suffered the death of a spouse or a life partner. www.WidowNet.org
Mend, Reaching out to those who have lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death. www.mend.org
A Place to Remember : Uplifting support materials and resources for those who have been touched by a crisis in pregnancy or the death of a baby. www.aplacetoremember.com
Cedar Valley Hospice: End-of-life care and Grief Support Services for loved ones of all ages. Serving Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler , Grundy, Fayette and Tama counties in Iowa. www.cvhospice.org.
Bereaved Parents of the USA : Is a National non-profit self-help group that offers support, understanding, compassion, and hope especially to the newly bereaved be they parents, grandparents, or siblings struggling to rebuild their lives after the death of their children, grandchildren, or siblings. www.bereavedparentsusa.org.
Parents.com: Saying goodbye, talking to children about death. http://www.parents.com/toddlers-preschoolers/development/social/talking-to-kids-about-death/
College Student Guide to Managing Grief - https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/managing-grief/
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