Online Resources

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.

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. This group meets locally in the Cedar Valley at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Waverly, IA, the first Thursday of each month.

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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. 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. 

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.

Mend, Reaching out to those who have lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death. 

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.

Communitcating End-of-Life Care Wishes with Clinicians and Family from Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies. Saying goodbye, talking to children about death.

NY Times: Letting children share in grief.

American Hospice Association:  The bereaved employee returning to work. 5 Things you must know as the executor of an estate.

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