American Association of Suicidology
Provides information about prevention and postvention of suicide, a bookstore, links to related sites and a search tool to locate crisis centers and support groups in your local community.
4201 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20008
American Psychological Association
Addresses the needs of children/adolescents, as well as parents/adults, who are coping with traumatic events.
Bereaved Parents of the USA
Offers information and support to parents and families who are struggling with the death of a child.
PO Box 95
Park Forest, IL 60466
The Center for Grieving Children
Provides educational and support materials to grieving children, teens, their families, schools and other community agencies who support them.
49 York Street
PO Box 1438
Portland, ME 04104
The Compassionate Friends
Provides grief support after the death of a child.
PO Box 3696
Oak Brook, IL 60522-3696
The Dougy Center
The National Center for Grieving Children and Families
Serves as a model in providing peer support groups for grieving children; has printable information on "How to Respond to Our Children" in the wake of terrioristic attacks on U.S., has a bookstore.
PO Box 86852
Portland, OR 97286
Hospice Foundation of America
Offers information to professionals and families about caregiving, terminal illness, loss and bereavement.
2001 S Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20009
(202)638-5419 or 1-800-854-3402
In the Mix
Award-winning PBS series for teens and by teens provides a website with resources where teens learn strategies for helping each other to deal with this and other tragedies.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
An organization working to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime, and prevent underage drinking.
(212)744-6233 or 1-800-GET-MADD
National Donor Family Council of the National Kidney Foundtion
Provides organ donation information to families.
(212)809-2210 or 1-800-622-9010
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Provides a search for hospice and palliative care, as well as statistics, resources and information.
1700 Diagonal Road, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
National Organization for Victim Assistance
Provides information in victim's rights, assistance and services.
1730 Park Road NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202)232-6682 or 1-800-TRY-NOVA
Parents of Murdered Children
Provides ongoing support and advocacy to help parents and other survivors facilitate the reconstruction of a "new life" after the homicide of a loved one. Offers multiple services including booklets, a remembrance program, spreaker's bureau, online store, Ask the Experts site, and professional resources.
100 East 8th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
SAMS (Sudden Accident, Murder)
Families and friends of victims of sudden traumatic death.
1st Tuesday of each month
St. Marks United Methodist Church
Limestone Road, Stanton
Contact Kit Angell, 368-5738
or Jenny Elliot, 368-9500 @ Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes.
Survivors Of Suicide
For families and friends of suicide victims.
1st, 3rd and 5th Mondays - 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Mental Health Association in Wilmington, DE
765-9740 or 1-800-287-6423
2nd Tuesday of each month - 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Mental Health Association of Delaware in Millsboro, DE
Jim Lafferty, 656-8308 Ext.14 or 1-800-287-6423
Compassion Books, Inc.
Over 400 resources to help children and adults through serious illness, death, loss, grief and bereavement. Reviewed and selected by knowledgeable professionals.
477 Hannah Branch Road
Burnsville, NJ 28714
CD-ROM: A Look at Children's Grief
Linda Goldman. ADEC, 2001.
Available through the Association for Death Education and Counseling.
342 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06117-2507
But I Didn't Say Goodbye
Barbara Rubel. Griefwork Center, Inc., 1999.
(For parents and professionals helping child suicide survivors)
Children Are Survivors Too: A Guidebook for Young Homicide Survivors
Kathleen Aub. Grief Educational Resources, Inc.
(For parents and others supporting a grieving child after a homicide.)
Coping with Trauma: A Guide to Self-Understanding
J. Allen. American Psychiatric Press, 1999.
Coping with Traumatic Death
Bob Baugher and Lew Cox. Distrubution by R. Baugher, PhD - contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 2000.
(For parents and others who've experienced the death of a loved one by homicide.)
Everything You Need to Know When Someone You Know Has Been Killed
Jay Schleifer. Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 1998.
(Speaks directly to teens suffering traumatic loss.)
Healing After the Suicide of a Loved One
Ann Smolin. Fireside, 1993.
How To Go On Living When Someone You Know Dies
Therese A. Rando. Bantam Books, 1988.
(Describes navigating the path ahead after a loss; addressses many different types of loss including suicide, homicide and accidental death.)
I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye:
Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One
Brook Noel, Pamela D. Blair. Champion Pr Ltd., 2000.
Living When a Young Friend Commits Suicide
Earl Grollman & Max Malikow. Beacon Press Books, 1999.
(Addresses the questions and concerns of young people following the suicide of a friend or peer.)
Living with Grief After Sudden Loss:
Suicide, Homicide, Accident, Heart Attack, Stroke
Ken Doka, Editor. Taylor and Francis, 1996.
My Son...My Son...: A Guide to Healing After Death, Loss or Suicide
Chris Bolton. Bolton Press Books, 1999.
(A message of hope for suicide survivors.)
No Time for Goodbyes: Coping With Sorrow, Anger and Injustice After a Tragic Death
Janice Harris Lord. Pathfinder Publisher, 1991.
No Time to Say Goodbye: Coping With Sorrow, Anger and Injustice After a Tragic Death
Carla Fine. Main Street Books, 1999.
Remember Lee: The End Is the Beginning - A Touching Story About the Unexpected Loss of a Child
Linda Musser. Centering Corp., 1996.
Surviving When Someone You Love is Murdered
Lula Redmond. Psychological Consultation & Education Services, Inc., 1989.
(Written for professional but valuable also to survivors of homicide.)
A Terrible Thing Happened
Margaret Holmes. American Psychological Association, 2000.
(A story to help younger children (4-8 yrs.) who've experienced trauma understand their feelings and reactions.)
What Will We Do? Preparing a School Community to Cope With Crises
R. Stevenson, editor. Baywood Publishing Co., 1995.
When a Community Weeps
E. Zinner and M. Williams, Eds. Taylor and Francis, 1999.
(Case studies in group survivorship including human-made and natural disasters and terrorism.)