Family Resources

Bereaved Parents of the USA – Bereaved Parents of the USA (BPUSA) is a national non-profit self-help group that offers support, understanding, compassion and hope to bereaved parents grandparents or siblings struggling to rebuild their lives after the death of their children, grandchildren or siblings.
Center for Infant & Child Loss – Center for Infant & Child Loss is committed to ensuring Maryland families facing the sudden unexpected loss of their infant or child have access to bereavement interventions, counseling, and information based on best practices and current research.
The Compassionate Friends – The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.
CJ First Candle – First Candle and CJ Foundation for SIDS have focused on a shared intent – reducing the rates of SIDS, SUID and Stillbirth and supporting those who have experienced a loss.
The Dougy Center – The Dougy Center provides a safe place for children, teens, young adults and their families who are grieving a death to share their experiences through peer support groups, education, and training.
Hello Grief – Comfort Zone Camp, Inc. developed to start a discussion about the impact of loss, and how to help grieving persons cope; as well as build a community of support for those living with grief.
Helping Children Grieve – The Chesapeake Life Center Staff recognizes that you are grieving the loss of someone you love while at the same time helping your child(ren) understand death and grief.
National Alliance for Grieving Children – A nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the needs of children and teens who are grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who supports them.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network – Offers information on childhood traumatic grief for parents and caregivers to support children and teens. Reading List for Grieving Children – A collaborative list of readings selected by Hospice of the Chesapeake that are designed to best assist children in their grieving process.
Supporting Children after a Drug-Related Loss – This booklet offers guidelines for talking with and supporting children impacted by a drug related loss, helping caregivers shape their responses to children and teens based on their needs and developmental stage.
Talking to Children about Suicide – A well-researched, thoughtful guide for parents and caregivers who are supporting grieving children and families after a death by suicide.
Teen Grief Rights – A lesson showing teens they’re entitled to grieve however they see fit. Everyone is different, and people grieve in a variety of ways. They key is ensuring you’re grieving in a healthy manor.
100 Days – Dying to Tell His Story by Nancy Herzog Walker is a book about the power of loss and the greater power of love. It offers comfort, hope, and glimpses of life’s teacher hiding in plain sight. Whether you or someone you know is experiencing loss or contemplating its meaning, you will find encouragement in this family’s pilgrimage and immeasurable gifts to share.
Center for Loss & Life Transition – The Center for Loss and Life Transition is dedicated to “companioning” grieving people as they mourn significant transitions and losses that transform their lives.
Grief – Recommended Reading – An Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. Journey of Hearts – This site combines elements of medicine, psychiatry, poetry, prose and images to provide resources and support to those who have experienced loss, be it acute or long- standing.
Navigating Grief: A Guidebook for Grief Awareness & Understanding
What’s Your Grief? – To put it simply, this website is about grief. That probably sounds oversimplified, but grief is a complex, heavy, frustrating, scary, enormous…ahem, big topic.