Bears Of Hope offers support and guidance for parents who experience the loss of their baby during pregnancy, birth, or infancy. Through the donation of a bear of hope, parents are provided with the comfort of knowing they are not alone from the very beginning and offered significant ongoing support to heal their broken hearts
Bereaved Parents USA
Founded in 1995 the purpose of Bereaved Parents USA is to offer support, understanding, encouragement, and hope to other bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents after the death of their children, brother, sister, or grandchildren.
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.
Grief.com is a source of information, resources, and comfort. Their goal is to provide tools and resources to help guide the grieving through situations they may be facing.
The Grief Recovery Method is a highly effective program recognising that grief is the normal and natural reaction to loss. It has helped many tens of thousands of people around the world.
They have generously offered the following ebooks as a free download: Guide to Loss – 61 tips on the experience of grief and how to help people through it and Debunking the 5 Stages of Grief
Heartfelt – Australia is a volunteer organisation of professional photographers from all over Australia dedicated to giving the gift of photographic memories to families that have experienced stillbirths, premature births, or have children with serious and terminal illnesses.
(Gavin Blue, president of Heartfelt Australia is part of the interviewees for Grieving Parents: Surviving Loss as a Couple)
The International Stillbirth Alliance (ISA) is a membership organization uniting bereaved parents and other family members, health professionals, and researchers to drive global change for the prevention of stillbirth and neonatal death and bereavement support for all those affected.
International Stillbirth Alliance (ISA)
MISS Foundation is an international 501c3, volunteer-based organization providing C.A.R.E. [counseling, advocacy, research, and education] services to families experiencing the death of a child.
MISS Foundation Grandparent’s Page
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
NILMDTS provides the gift of remembrance photography for parents suffering the loss of a baby.
(Cheryl Haggard, Co-Founder of NILMDTS is part of the interviewees for Grieving Parents: Surviving Loss as a Couple)
Open To Hope Foundation
Open to Hope Foundation is a non-profit foundation with the mission of helping people find hope after loss. They are offering articles, TV shows, radio and have many of their episodes, talking to various people in the grieving community as podcasts.
Pillars of Strength
Providing Timeout and support for Bereaved Dads and for Dads with ill children in hospital
SANDS aims to facilitate healthy grieving following the death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, newborn death or termination for medical purposes.
SIDS and Kids is dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth infancy and childhood. We deliver on our vision through world-class research; evidence-based education and bereavement support and advocacy. Our bereavement support programs are available to anyone impacted by the death of a child and are free for as long as needed – individual counselling, group programs, children’s, father’s and grandparent programs, for example, together with our peer support program aims at supporting families and others as needed.
(Lori Ennis, editor, Paul de Leon, writer and Carly Marie Dudley, writer, are part of the interviewees for Grieving Parents: Surviving Loss as a Couple)
What’s Your Grief is a blog/website by Litsa Elizabeth Williams and Eleanor Hayley writing about grief. Great resource from grief theory to self-care and more.
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- Emotional Healing After a Miscarriage: A Guide for Women, Partners, Family, and Friends Georgetown University, School of Nursing and Health Studies
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