Grief and Loss

Grieving parent and child hugging

How to Help a Grieving Child

The National Center for Grieving Children and Families
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When Families Grieve Sponsored by Sesame Street

Death and Loss: Helping Children Manage Their Grief
by Bruce Perry MD, PhD

Shadow Children: When a parent or sibling is sick

National Alliance for Grieving Children

The Center for Loss and Life Transition

My Grief Rights.pdf

Dreams From Drake
Provides several supports for children and teens who are grieving the loss of a sibling or parent, including a monthly healing activity and bereavement camp.
info@dreamsfromdrake.org

U of R Medicine Home Care (Visiting Nurse Service)
Bereavement services for families
Michele Allman, Bereavement Coordinator 274-4069

Camp Heartstrings/Camp Dreams
This is a day camp designed to benefit children (entering grades 2 – 11 in September 2017) who are adjusting to the death of a loved one. Developed by Licensed Master Social Workers, this camp promotes understanding, acceptance, hope and healing through a comprehensive program of activities. It is staffed by credentialed professionals and trained volunteers. This camp is offered free-of-charge to children and families, and is provided by Visiting Nurse Hospice, Pittsford Youth Services, Dreams from Drake, and St. John Fisher College. Please contact Michele Allman for more information, 274-4069

The Center for Compassion and Healing/A Caring Place
3111 Winton Road South, Henrietta
Bereavement services for families.
475-8800

Monroe County Community Resource Guide to Coping with Sudden or Traumatic Loss

The Consortium on Trauma, Illness, and Grief in Schools

The Coalition to Support Grieving Students

10 Ways to Help a Grieving Child

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Book List for Grief and Loss

Tips for Talking To Grieving Children and Teens

Finding the Right Words:  Guidelines on How to Talk to Grieving Children about Death

Tips for Explaining Death to Children

Tips for Talking to Adolescents About Death

Parent Guidelines for Support Children during Grief.pdf

Preparing Your Child to Attend the Memorial Service of a Friend

Staff Guidelines for Support Children during Grief.pdf

The Family Support Center does not endorse any organizations or individuals outside of the Spencerport Central School District. These resources are for informational purposes and should be pursued based on the consumer's own criteria.