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Kidsaid : KIDSAID is a safe place for kids to share and to help each other deal with grief about any of their losses. It's a place to share and deal with feelings, to show artwork and stories, to talk about pets, to meet with one's peers.
Three Trees: A Center for Grieving Children : Three Trees, Inc. is a non-profit, non-affiliated organization whose mission is to provide a supportive, comforting environment for grieving children and their families who have experienced the death of a loved one. The name Three Trees is borrowed from the enchanting American folktale about three young trees, all of which have grand and special dreams. Each tree finds its dream literally cut short with the mighty swing of the woodcutter's axe
Barr-Harris Children's Grief Center : Copyright Barr-Harris Children's Grief Center, 2003. Permission is granted to reproduce this site for nonprofit educational use, as long as copyright information and reference information is retained. Artwork on the site, other than the logo, was done by children in treatment at the Barr-Harris Center. The Barr-Harris Center serves: Children who have lost a parent through death, divorce, or abandonment. Children who have lost a sibling or
Camp Magik : The mission of Camp Magik is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where children can express their grief over the death of a loved one and begin to heal. Adults involved in the child's grief will be included through workshops and support groups. Our Vision: Our vision is that the Camp Magik model will be a nationally recognized source of support for children and families grieving the death of a loved one. The Camp Magik model was de
Bereavement UK : A support forum with special sections for like-minded people who are grieving, to share thoughts and give word of comfort, plus practical advice about bereavement.
The Dougy Center : The mission of The Dougy Center for Grieving Children is to provide support in a safe place where children, teens and their families grieving a death can share their experiences as they move through their grief process. Our History The Dougy Center was founded in 1982 by Beverly Chappell in tribute to Dougy Turno, a young boy who died of an inoperable brain tumor at age 13. Before meeting Dougy, Bev was a registered nurse who had worked in t
One Bright Star : One Bright Star is a resource for families who have lost a child and has created a national symbol to recognize and support them. Over 73,000 children under the age of 24 die each year in the United States*. Many of the families facing this loss simply do not have the means to handle such a tragedy financially and many more do not have the means to handle such a tragedy emotionally. One Bright Star was founded in 1998 by four mothers who ex
Cross-Cultural Motherless Daughters : The relationship of a daughter to her mother is among the most vital of connections in a woman’s life. When this link is prematurely broken, a young woman’s life is irreparably altered. What becomes of these women? What do they feel, what are their struggles, what distinguishes and what unites them? As a “motherless daughter” myself, I am exploring what early mother loss has meant to women of different cultures. Though our experiences are un
The Compassionate Friends : The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive. The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization that offers friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and there are no membership dues
Parent Support of Puget Sound : P.S. is a group of parents who have formed a support group for anyone who has experienced the loss of a child through stillbirth, miscarriage, or newborn death. Our mission is to reach out to those who have experienced such a loss and provide support.
DearHeaven : Writing to the departed can be very good therapy. This site allows people to send an email into the cosmic consciousness.
Crisis, Grief, and Healing : A place for people to find help in healing from loss. The honor page (the first internet memorial site) has over 500 memorials, and continues to put up memorials free of charge.

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