General Resources

These resources may be useful for parents, guardians, caregivers, teachers, therapists, and other helpers in a grieving child or teen’s life. We encourage you to browse these sites and all they have to offer.

*Resources are listed alphabetically.*

American Association of Suicidology
Promotes research, public awareness programs, public education, and training for professionals and volunteers. National clearinghouse for information on suicide.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Printable resources available here as well.

Centering Corporation
Publisher and provider of a variety of grief books/resources.

Coalition to Support Grieving Students
Video and downloadable grief support modules for school personnel

The Compassionate Friends, Inc.
Supporting a Family After a Child Dies: Compassionate Friends offers support groups for adults, siblings, and families who have experienced the death of a child. It is a national organization with local chapters in many communities. Also offering online support community & additional resources through website.

The Dinner Party (Young Adults)
Informal “dinner party” support groups for young adults in grief.

Family Lives On
Supports lifelong emotional well-being of children whose mother or father has died. Tradition Program provides opportunities for intentional remembering, creating a safe haven for grief, communication, and celebration.

Friends for Survival
Offering help after a suicide death.

The Moyer Foundation Resource Center
Resources you can sort by who you are and who you are looking to support. Many resources avaialble!

National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement
Information on how schools can support children who are dealing with loss.

New York Life Foundation
Resources are available for families, educators and those interested in helping children. Partnering with The Moyer Foundation, together they provide the National Bereavement Resource Guide, a compilation of state and local resources for people experiencing loss.
After a Loved One Dies (Booklet by The New York Life Foundation)
This resource guide from NYL is a wonderful tool for adults to learn about how children grieve and how to support them.

Sesame Street Workshop: “When Families Grieve”
Video and resources to support grieving families.
Sesame Street Video – “When Families Grieve”
You can also find grief related resources on their website here: Helping Kids Grieve | Sesame Street in Communities – Sesame Street in Communities

Scholastic Children and Grief Guidance and Support Resources
Resources for families and teachers. Links to resources, communities, and blogs.

What’s Your Grief
Articles, blog posts, and more about grief & loss. Includes online training courses on different grief-related topics.

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