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Recommended Websites


Actively Moving Forward (AMF) connects and empowers grieving college students. These students support one another with peer-led grief support groups as well as participate in community service events in memory of their loved ones. AMF has supported students on over 200 campuses.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) offers resources and support groups for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.

The Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors, a charitable nonprofit, provides healing support for people who have lost loved ones to suicide.

A practitioner-oriented website designed to provide educators with the information, insights, and practical advice they need to better understand and meet the needs of grieving kids in America’s classrooms.

A practitioner-oriented website designed to provide educators with the information, insights, and practical advice they need to better understand and meet the needs of grieving kids in America’s classrooms.

Whether your family has had a child die (at any age, from any cause) or you are trying to help those who have gone through this life altering experience, The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process. They have nearly 700 chapters around the country and world as well as online communities.

The Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences. They also provide support and training locally, nationally and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief. Find a grief support program near you using their location finder.

The MISS Foundation is an international, volunteer based organization providing C.A.R.E. [counseling, advocacy, research, and education] services to families experiencing the death of a child. In addition to the online support site, they have face-to-face support groups in certain areas and HOPE Mentors available all over the world. They have a network of Compassionate Bereavement Care providers who are specifically trained in traumatic grief as well as online forums for families with specialty information for dads, grandparents, and siblings.

The Moyer Foundation partners with hospices and bereavement organizations to bring hope and healing to thousands of grieving children and teens each year. Their program, Camp Erin, is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6-17 attend a transformational weekend camp that combines traditional, fun camp activities with grief education and emotional support, free of charge. The Moyer Foundation also has the National Bereavement Resource Guide: State by State Bereavement Listing.

The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) provides a network for nationwide communication between hundreds of professionals and volunteers who want to share ideas, information and resources with each other to better support the grieving children and families they serve in their own communities.

The National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement (NCSCB) at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is dedicated to helping schools support their students through crisis and loss.

New York Life is committed to helping children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or other important person. This website supports the families and teachers and includes a comprehensive, state-by-state list of local support services, book lists, articles, and materials to order, as well as links to other helpful organizations.

This website uses the power of Elmo and Sesame Street Muppets with videos, articles, and other activities to support a bereaved child and their family. A great resource for families with children under 8 years old. There is also a page for military families.

The Shared Grief Project gathers the personal testaments of high-profile figures who can offer a sense of empathy, solidarity, and hope to grieving children and their families.

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) offers compassionate care to all those grieving the loss of a military loved one. They provide numerous programs and resources such as online grief support groups.

While We're Waiting is a faith-based weekend retreats are for bereaved parents and are offered at no cost.


Recommended Websites (Southern California)


Camp Good Grief is under Loma Linda University Children's Hospital and is a 3-day camp expeience for children and teens ages 10 to 16 years old who have had a sibling or parent die. It provides the place and space for children and teens to come together in an atmosphere of love and acceptance.

New Hope helps grieiving children and families in the Greater Long Beach area and surrounding communities discover their new normal after a loved one dies. Not facing grief can leave people and their relationships crippled and can be a drain on individuals and families. New Hope’s programs show that sharing experiences and feelings in safe environment free of judgement and with proper guidance can lead people to understanding and healing after a loved one dies. We believe supportive grief groups can help people on their journey of grief to discover they are not alone and gain the tools and support they need to carry on. New Hope is here to assist children, families and individuals in their moment of need and beyond.

Our House grief support groups for children, teens, and adults are led by highly trained volunteers and are age- and relationship- specific. OUR HOUSE also offers grief support groups in local schools. Our House is a leading provider of grief education, offering workshops, seminars, and in-service training to mental health and medical professionals, clergy, educators, and other members of the community who interact with bereaved families. Our House is also available in Southern California at Camp Erin LA.


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