Resources

Grief Resources

  • The Mourning Hope Grief Center has compiled a community grief resource guide with support group information, as well as resources for other areas in life impacted by loss. Please click the link to review and/or download this valuable resource.

  • The Childhood Bereavement Estimation Model (CBEM) is a statistical tool developed by Judi's House/JAG Institute that uses population metrics to approximate rates of U.S. children and youth who will experience the death of a parent and/or sibling* by the time they reach adulthood. This accessible resource can be utilized to improve public awareness about the magnitude of childhood bereavement, conduct community-level assessments to identify service needs, better evaluate the social impact of unaddressed grief, and ultimately, contribute to improved public health outcomes.

    *It's important to note that the CBEM only accounts for parent and/or sibling death. The data does not include the deaths of others such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

  • The National Alliance for Children's Grief provides a network for nationwide communication between hundreds of children's bereavement centers who want to share ideas, information and resources with each other to better support the families they serve in their own communities.

  • The Coalition to Support Grieving Students is a unique collaboration of the leading professional organizations representing classroom educators (including teachers, paraprofessionals, and other instructional staff), principals, assistant principals, superintendents, school board members, and central office staff, student support personnel (including school counselors, school nurses, school psychologists, school social workers, and other student support personnel), and other school professionals who have come together with a common conviction: grieving students need the support and care of the school community.

    The Coalition’s purpose is to create and share a set of industry-endorsed resources that will empower school communities across America in the ongoing support of their grieving students.

  • The New York Life Foundation provides bereavement resources for educators and families. Learn how to help children who might otherwise feel alone and lost as they navigate through their grief.

  • Eluna offers a comprehensive online library of carefully curated resources that provide the tools to navigate some of life’s most challenging experiences. With the expertise of hundreds of supportive partners, the Eluna Resource Center offers a personalized set of articles, videos, activities and referrals that explore grief, addiction, bullying, suicide, mindfulness, mental health, and much more. The Eluna Resource Center, accessed by website, email and phone, reflects the individual needs of each family and child that needs support.

  • The Centering Corporation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing education on grief and loss for professionals and the families they serve. Centering Corporation offers a compilation of over 500 resources for grief and loss including Grief Digest magazine.

  • The Funeral Service Foundation created a booklet, ebook and video to help families and caregivers understand the important role funerals and memorialization play in the lives of youth. Available in English and Spanish, the tools help debunk the common myths that prevent youth from attending or participating in funerals, offer age-appropriate language and advice on discussing death and funerals with youth, and give suggestions for youth preparedness, empowerment and involvement in memorialization.