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Offers free bereavement camps for children/teens ages 6-17 who have experienced the loss of someone close to them. The weekend-long experience is filled with fun camp activities combined with grief education and emotional support.
Free weekend camp located in California for children ages 6 to 16 who have experienced loss of a significant loved one.
Comfort Zone Camp
A bereavement camp for children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver. The free camps include confidence-building programs and age-based support groups that break the emotional isolation grief often brings. Open to children 7-17, and are held year-round across the Country.
National self-help organization offering friendship and understanding to families
who have lost a child of any age from any cause.
The Dougy Center
Offers local and national support groups in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences.
Provides a place where parents and families facing serious illness or the loss of a child can retreat to reflect, find strength and build hope for the future. Located in Northwestern Wisconsin, the cost is $50 per family/per night.
Provides free programs and support to children, teens and young adults after losing a close family member. Also offers training to professionals, community organizations and schools. Located in New Jersey.
Internet community of different support groups that provide online grief support.
Also offers "Kid Said," a site for kids to grieve.
Bereavement section includes practical articles such as "A Guide to Grief", "Healing
After A Loss" "What Do We Need During Grief" and "Talking to Children About
Journey of Hearts
Online healing site for grief and loss created by a primary care physician
that specializes in traumatic stress and bereavement. Offers basic advice for
ways of coping along with poetry, prose and images.
Offers grief support groups and information on additional topics related to loss.
March of Dimes- "From Hurt to Healing"
Booklets on bereavement such as "From Hurt to Healing," "When You Want to Try Again," and "What Can You Do" are available for order.
Medline Plus - "Children and Grief”
Offers bereavement information on children and grief, including normal responses to loss and coping strategies.
Navigating Grief: A Guidebook for Grief Awareness & Understanding
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Learn more about grief, including the different types, stages, and symptoms of grief and how grief counseling can help.