Grief Resources

Tip Sheets

Below are some tip sheets that provide helpful information on important topics related to children and grief.


Children and Funerals- Should They Attend

When someone dies, parents and caregivers often struggle to decide if their child should attend the funeral or memorial service for the deceased.

After a Death Impacts the School Community: A Tip Sheet for School Staff

When a death occurs in a school community, it can be a daunting task for the adults there to know what to do and how to react. Whether it is the death of a student, faculty member, or parent, a death can greatly impact the greater school community both in and out of the classroom.


Other Resources

For more information on grieving and families, please click on the links below.

Adolescent Psychiatry
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 202.966.7300,

All Kids Grieve A resource for teachers, parents, counselors and other caring adults.

Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia Helps children and youth resolve conflict nonviolently, while assisting victims and their families to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of violence. 215.567.6776

Center for Loss and Bereavement A non-profit organization that provides professional counseling, support services and education within an environment of support and education for those individuals, couples and families dealing with loss and bereavement. 610-222-4110

Centering Corporation A non-profit bereavement resource center for books and other printed material, P. O. Box 4600, 1531 N. Saddle Creek Road, Omaha, NE 68104, 402.553.0507, www.Centering.Org

Compassion Books Resources to help children and adults through serious illness, death, loss, grief and bereavement. or 800.970.4220.

The Compassionate Friends Grief support after the death of a child, P. O. Box 3696, Oak Brook, IL 60522-3696, phone 877.969.0010, fax 630.990.0246,

Dougy Center National Center for Grieving Children and Families, P. O. Box 86852, Portland, Oregon 97286, fax 503.777.3097,

FEMA for Kids Government kid friendly site to help children with trauma.

Grief Net Internet community for persons dealing with grief.

Mental Health Issues Mental Health Association on Southeastern Pennsylvania, 800.688.4226,

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, 800.646.6460,

Peter’s Place A program for grieving children, teens and families located in Radnor, PA 610-687-5150

Psychology Today To find a private therapist/counselor, click on the tab and type in the zip code and choose from the drop-down box “Loss or Grief.”

Safe Harbor A program for grieving children, teens and families located in Willow Grove, PA 215-481-5983

UNITE, Inc. Grief support following miscarriage, stillbirth and infant death.

P. O. Box 65, Drexel Hill, PA 19026 (888.488.6483)

Professional Organizations:

Association for Death Education and Counseling, 860.586.7503,

National Alliance for Grieving Children Promotes awareness of the needs of children and teens grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who wants to support them. 866-432-1542

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