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CAMP ERIN CONNECTICUT

Camp Erin Connecticut Registration is open for June 5-7, 2015.  The Cove and The Moyer Foundation have partnered to host a free summer camp for children from across CT who are grieving
the death of a loved one or significant person in their life.

We are also seeking Volunteer Big Buddies and Clinicians, as well as donations to support our ability to provide camp this year. 

 

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December 14th marked the second Anniversary of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary.  Our hearts go out to the families and community at large during this difficult season. In honor of the children, the community has requested that people perform acts of kindness in their memory. 

Resources for grieving children can be found on our resources page, through the National Alliance for Grieving Children as well as by contacting The Cove for information on peer support programming at our Easton Site serving Newtown/Fairfield County and Camp Erin CT. 

 

 

 

 

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Here are a list of links that may be helpful to families dealing with grief: 

Find a Center - The National Alliance for Grieving Children offers a search engine for grieving centers and programs across the United States.

Bereavement Super List - Over 975 links provided by PreciousHeart.net.

Grief Super List - More than 975 links provided by PreciousHeart.net.

Afterhours Inspirational Stories: Death and Dying - Inspirational story and poem collection about death, dying, and grievance.

Alive Alone - A support group for the education of bereaved parents, whose only child or all children are deceased.

Autism - Bereavement resources for children on the autism spectrum from autism speaks.corg

Becoming Eternal - Selections from a book of 365 essays written by a married couple for the one of them who will survive the other's death.

Beliefnet.com - Grief and Loss Forum - Multifaith website, providing information, provocative essays and articles, online community and other interactive resources about grief and loss.

Bereaved Families Online - Located in Ontario, proving local support as well as computer support. Focus is on the healing process in the form of support groups, internet bereavement support, and educational resources.

Bereaved Parents - In Loving Memory of Jason Lee - A site for bereaved parents and their family and friends. In Loving memory of Jason Lee.

Bereavement - A Magazine of Hope and Healing - Offers searchable magazine archives, free online support groups, free electronic sympathy cards, free electronic memorials, and a secure catalog.

Bereavement Poems and Articles - Poems and Articles connected with grief, loss and bereavement. Includes links and an online memorial tribute.

Beyond Indigo - Provides information on caregiving, loss, grieving, and end-of-life issues for family, friends, pets, and loved ones, with an emphasis on the positive.

Bo's Place - Bo's Place offers a unique program in Houston, TX, that provides free grief support services to children and their families who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling.

Broken Hearts, Living Hope - Offers a free monthly print newsletter for bereaved families, as well as photo albums to display pictures of deceased children.

Catch a Falling Life - Offers articles, books and professional services for those coping with grief and loss.

Center for Loss and Renewal - Dedicated to understanding the process of grief, and its impact on laypeople and professionals. It includes a monthly column, "On the path from loss to renewal."

The Centre for Grief Education - Based in Melbourne Australia and has as its mission to provide, through research, education, and consultancy, support for bereaved people. Features newsletters, services, directory, and programs.

The Child Bereavement Trust - Charity with on-line information for young people who've lost someone close.

The Comfort of Home - Resource to find consolation, emotional support, encouragement, stress management, balance, and serenity to help those experiencing grief, loss, disappointment or pain.

The Comfort Zone - Writings of comfort and inspiration for those who grieve.

The Compassionate Friends - Grief support after the death of a child.  The Compassionate Friends can help you find support, understanding and healing. 

Compassion Connection - Offering comfort and hope to those grieving loss of child, spouse, parents, siblings, missing, suicide, tragedy, divorce, abused. Loss of health, loss of pet, loss of job. Processing grief. Inspirational.

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.

Crisis or Challange? - A Guide to Bereavement Stress and Modern Day Terror - An on-line guide for teachers, parents and those who have been victims of terror attacks, traumatic crisis, and long-term stress. A special section on the traditional Jewish attitude to mourning is included.

CRUSE Bereavement Care - National charity set up to offer free, confidential help to bereaved people. Cruse produces booklets on coping with grief which you can buy on-line.

Death and Dying from About.com - Links for the grieving widow, widower, child, teen and adult. Dedicated to the bereaved, the dying and those who care for them. Includes all issues about dying, pet loss, and memorials.

The Dougy Center - Provides a safe and supportive place for children, teens, young adults and their families who are grieving a death to share their stories. We do this through education, training and peer support groups.

Ele's Place - A nonprofit, community-based organization in Lansing, MI whose mission is to create awareness of and support for grieving children and their families. Through peer support group programs, Ele’s Place helps children to cope with the death or life-threatening illness of a parent, sibling or other close family member or friend.

Erin's House - Through partnerships with schools and community organizations in the Fort Wayne, IN area, Erin's House works with families to prevent the negative consequences of unresolved grief.

Estrangements - Provides information about loss due to estrangement. Includes a journal, lists of books, movies, articles, other references, poetry, and people who have experienced estrangement.

EverandEver.com - Attempts to assist those seeking relief to grief by providing a free one way e-mail address in the name of their deceased loved ones.

Family Grief Resources - Providing grief resources, articles, recommended reading and support to people coping with the death of a loved one.

Friends Along the Road, Inc. - Relief for those in deep grief, so that they may have time away from pressing obligations in order to rest, seek consolation or healing, and possibly reevaluate their lives. Bulletin board and fund raising activities.

Good Grief - The Shiva Foundation - About grief, how to deal with it, and how to turn it into a positive, creative experience.

Good Grief Resources - A collection of grief resources for the bereaved, their caregivers and those coping with loss.

Grief and Loss - Offering articles, discussions, resources and tools for coping with grief and the loss of a loved one.

Grief and Renewal - International site to support people in their journeys of recovery and rebuilding following a loss. Resources, links, bulletin board, and people's stories of renewal.

Grief Healing BlogUseful information on care giving, grief and transition - for anyone coping with loss

Grief Healing - Bereavement support including articles, poetry, links and a section on pet loss.

Grief Inc. - Official home of Darcie, Tony and Alicia Sims, who are internationally recognized public speakers on the topics of grief and grief support.

The Grief Recovery Institute - Offering information, handbooks, resources, and news to help individuals deal with grief.

Grief Workshops - A system for funeral homes, health care facilities, mental health workers and social workers to support those suffering from grief and loss.

GriefLink - Information resource on death related grief for the community and professionals. Includes coping with grief, helpin the bereaved, resources, education, and specific topics.

GriefLossRecovery.com - Articles, memorials, poetry,and provides a safe haven for bereaved persons to share their grief through discussion forums.

Grief's Journey - A collection of resources for dealing with bereavement and loss, including original essays, a discussion bulletin board and chat area. Primarily focused on widows and widowers.

Griefsong: Healing the Loss - A place where to find creative and nurturing ways to honor grief following the death of a loved one. Includes songs of hope and inspiration, songs for memorials and funeral services, songs for rituals and spiritual renewal as well as meditation resources.

GriefWeb - A collection of literature and links to help you cope with the loss of a loved one.

Grieving and Loss Support and Resources - Learn about the stages of grief, bereavement after the loss of a loved one, or coping with the loss of a love relationship or pet.

Grieving the Loss of a Parent - Alexandra Kennedy.com, seven tasks and ten steps of recovery, supporting a friend, books, tapes, workshops, and articles.

Healing Hearts for Bereaved Parents - A site devoted to providing information and support to parents who are suffering with grief as the result of the death of their child or children.

Healgrief.org - A site that provides the tools to create a virtual memorial for grieving individuals. Light a candle in honor of a loved one and download an application that enables you to capture precious memories. 

Healing Through Grieving - Offers a sixteen-month program including workbooks and journal.

Hope for Bereaved - Independent, not-for-profit community organization dedicated to providing hope, support and services for the bereaved. Counseling, support services, and books for the grieving.

Journey of Hearts - A healing place in cyberspace created by a physician who combines medicine, psychiatry, poetry, prose and images to provide resources and support.

The Koby Mandell Foundation - A foundation to help others cope with the loss of a loved one, this site offers therapeutic programs and events for bereaved families and young people, stories, a newsletter and more.

MedlinePlus: Bereavement - Directory of press releases, articles, and factsheets.

Memories are Forever - Find ideas on preserving memories and paying tribute to a loved one who has died, and share those memories with others.

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.

Open Heart Seminars - John E. Welshons' workshops, books, and tapes to help heal the grief of the loss of a loved one.

Parents Trauma Resource Center

Phoenix Rising - Information and support for widows, widowers, and those who grieve over the death of a loved one. Features forum, advice, and personal stories.

The Rainbow - Hope, inspiration,and encouragement in the form of essays, photos and poems for anyone going through grief recovery.

The Sibling Connection - Offers support and resources for adults who lost a sibling during childhood or adolescence, including books, articles, general information, and bibliographies.

Something To Share - Compelling and inspirational articles, verses, and quotations dealing with loss, spirituality, and perspective.

Soras Corporation - Providing sympathy, death and dying relief, bereavement gifts, and inspirational messages.

Touching Souls; Healing with Bereavement Photography - Todd Hochberg - photographer, national lecturer and published author’s work acknowledges and supports bereaved parents experiencing their baby’s death while educating medical/grief professionals and the public about perinatal loss.

TRAUMA RESOUCES:

Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting - American Psychological Association.

Talking to your Children About Violence - Tips for Teachers and Parents - National Association of School Psychologists

The 12 Core Concepts: Concepts for Understanding Traumatic Stress Responses in Children and Families The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Talking to your children about traumatic events in the news - education.com

The National Association for Grieving Children is providing multiple links and articles on a new page responding to this national tragedy.

Parents Trauma Resource Center  The Parents Trauma Resource Center is an excellent tool for parents and caregivers to easily find detailed information about grief and trauma. - From TLC Institute.

Children's Response to Trauma and Coping with Children's Response to Trauma - Article by Mayflower Crisis Team, Colorado

Trauma Resources for Children and Families

From the National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Parent Tips for Helping Preschool-Aged Children After Disasters

After the Shooting: Helping Young Children Heal

From Child Care Aware

Crisis and Disaster Resources

From the National Association for the Education of Young Children

Coping with a School Shooting

From the Early Childhood Consultation Partnership

Tips for Tots

 

RESOURCES FOR ANTICIPATORY GRIEF

Helping a Child with Anticipatory Grief - www.education.com

Parental Illness - Helping Children Cope

When a Loved One is Terminally Ill - Helpguide.org

Anticipatory Grief: Information for Patients and Families

Tips for Parents & Care-Providers: Anticipatory Grief and Children   Peter's Place - A Center for Grieving Children and Families

Supporting Children Through Illness and Grief - Helping Families in the Hospice Setting - Elise Gaul, MS, LPC, CT, Director, Camp Erin Philadelphia

What is Anticipatory Grief? Northeast Florida Community Hospice

Coping With Anticipatory Grief - 10 Tips for Coping as Your Loved One is Dying About.com