External resources

Loss of a Child

The National Alliance for Grieving Children provides a resource and network for nationwide communication among hundreds of children's centers, grief practitioners in any setting, and anyone who is seeking ideas, information and resources to better support grieving children, teens and families.
POMC is a National non-profit organization with 300 chapters and contacts in the United States and Australia. Founded 1978, it provides self-help groups to support people who are suffering through the violent death of someone close. Local chapters, newsletter, court accompaniments (in many areas), and online resources are available.
COPE (Connecting Our Paths Eternally) is a non-profit grief and healing organization dedicated to helping parents and families living with the loss of a child.
The Compassionate Friends helps parents and families who have lost a child. TCF provides education and information to bereaved parents and siblings, helping them through this difficult time. They have over 600 local chapters, online information, and a quarterly newsletter. Compassionate friends also has meetings and a chatroom for parents who have no surviving children.
Children's Grief Awareness Day is observed every year on the third Thursday in November (the Thursday before the U.S. holiday of Thanksgiving). This time of year is a particularly appropriate time to support grieving children because the holiday season is often an especially difficult time after a death.
This organization is designed to support and aid bereaved parents and families who are grieving after the death of a child. Site includes helpful information, links to support group meetings, professional referrals, newsletters, and phone support.
Babes with Wings is a site for grieving parents who have lost a baby/child at any stage of a pregnancy, and after birth. We also encourage family and friends to visit Babies with wings. We have provided many resources and support for all grieving members.

Traumatic Loss

When a crisis like a death occurs, the family is thrown into disorder. The family is disrupted and, in order to continue to function, must somehow regain some sort of stability while shifting the various responsibilities among the remaining family members.
The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children's (TLC) mission is to bring out the best in every traumatized child by creating environments where children can flourish. Currently over 5,000 TLC Certified Trauma and Loss School Specialists and Clinical Specialists provide TLC interventions and resources to children, adolescents, families, schools and communities daily.
"Trauma of Pregnancy Loss and Infertility for Mothers and Involuntarily Childless Women in the Contemporary United States", by Kami L. Schwerdtfeger and Karina M. Shreffler.
A wide range of links to articles and web sites dealing with Traumatic Loss
Excellent article on this topic

Complicated Grief

Symptoms of complicated grief
Complicated Grief or Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD) may occur when normal grief and loss processes appear to become 'stuck' and the symptoms continue unresolved for months and perhaps years.


Getting help with your grief
This summary defines grief and bereavement and describes the different types of grief reactions, treatments for grief, important issues for grieving children, and cultural responses to grief and loss. It is intended as a resource to help caregivers of cancer patients.
NALAG (NZ) is a voluntary, non-profit organisation which aims to encourage and promote effective education, support and research in the context of loss and grief. Resources include: member listings for counselling services, a calendar of loss and grief related educational & training events within NZ and beyond as well as website links, book & article reviews and audio-visual material relevant to providers and consumers.
Assisted-Living-Directory.com lists numerous facilities and, at times, other senior care options, organized by state, and then by city.