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Resources for Children
“Thumpy’s Story” by Nancy DodgeA colorful book of Thumpy, the bunny’s, grief over the death of his sister Bun. It encourages children to discuss their feelings in a warm, sensitive way.
“Where’s Jess?” by Marvin JohnsonThe grief of surviving brothers and sisters is explored with valuable coping tips included for young children and parents.
“No New Baby” by Marilyn GryteFor youngsters whose mommy miscarries, this very tender book explains how you’re not to blame, how we don’t always have answers, and that it’s OK to be sad and ask questions.
“No Tendremos Un Nuevo Bebe” (Spanish language version of above)
“Answers to a Child’s Questions About Death” by Peter Stillman, 1979Designed to help younger children cope in healthy, intelligent ways with the shock of a loved one’s death.
“Where Are You? A Child’s Book About Loss” by Laura Olivieri, 2007Helpful for younger kids (7 and under), following the death of a loved one.
“Something Happened: A book for children and parents who have experienced pregnancy loss” by Cathy Blandford, 2008
“Comfort Me Mommy, I’m Hurting” by Diane StephensonStory of a young child’s excitement waiting for the birth of a baby, followed by grief, anger, hurt, then ultimate acceptance of the sudden death of his unborn brother.
“Life and Loss: A Guide to Help Grieving Children” by Linda Goldman, 1999
“Kids Learn about Death and Celebrating Life (Los ninos aprenden sbre la muerte y la celebration de la vida)” by Billie Staton HumphriesA duel language book about understanding death and learning to celebrate life.
Comprehensive Site For Stillbirth and Infant LossIncludes Tips for how to tell your other children and Know what your other children’s concept of death is, by age.
FOREVER FOOTPRINTSwww.foreverfootprints.org Through a package personalized to best fit the loss and offer age-appropriate activities and guidance, the gift is intended to assist the child/children in understanding their own grief, that of their families, and the sudden changes in their family dynamics. The included resources provide assistance for parents with breaching the topics of loss and grief with their living children in coping with the emotions left after losing their newest family member. The packages can include a reading book, an activity book, teddy bear, and pamphlets on sibling grief. Sibling package requests can be made to: [email protected] or call 800.714.9320
In Person Support for Children
Beckloff Pediatric Behavioral CenterWe’re a counseling and educational center focused on helping kids and teens. In fact, that’s our specialty!!! We work with kids, teens, and their families- specialists in working with kids to promote good, healthy development. We want the entire family to benefit, and give special care to help parents find ways to help their kids. We do everything we can to help get a kid back on track, whether that is in the family, social or school arena. Come on in and let us get to work! 17210 Campbell Road, Dallas, TX 75252 (972) 250-1700
The WARM placeThe WARM Place provides grief support for children ages 3 ½ – 18 and their families as well as young adults 19 – 25 who have experienced the death of a loved one. The WARM Place is a nonprofit agency that provides bi-weekly peer-support groups for children and their families after the death of a loved one. Founded in 1989 The WARM Place has companioned over 30,000 children and their families along their grief journey. Our program, led by trained volunteers, provides a safe environment for children to express feeling and emotions as well as the opportunity to meet with children and families who are experiencing situations similar to their own. 809 Lipscomb Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104 (817) 870-2272
GriefWorks Children’s Grief SupportGriefWorks helps children ages 5–18 grieve the loss of a loved one in a way that brings them closer to answers they are seeking, rather than leaving them stuck in their grief journey. At GriefWorks, our experienced, trained grief counselors and volunteers listen to children’s hurts and guide them in individual and age-divided groups.Groups are held twice a month in the evenings, and are divided by age (5-8, 9-12, 13-18). Parents meet in their own support group at the same time.Additionally, for those requiring even more support, private grief counseling is available for a low sliding-scale fee. Ages: 5-18 Fee: free or sliding scale.For more information on our services, please contact us or call Janet at 972-960-9981. Ext 109 Campsol.org
Camp SolA group of bereaved parents, medical professionals and mental health professionals bonded to serve the common cause of assisting grieving families through one of life’s most difficult tragedies, the death of a child. Camp Sol utilizes the experiences of parents who have experienced the death of a child, along with the expertise and support of child life specialists, nurses, physicians, chaplains, social workers, play therapists, music therapists, psychologists and community grief support representatives to assist grieving families.
Camp Fire Camp El TesoroMost adults have experienced loss and grief, but children do not always posses the necessary skills to cope with their loss effectively. El Tesoro de la Vida, a week-long resident camp for children ages 6-17, helps children learn these skills alongside their peers. El Tesoro de la Vida Grief Camp
Dallas/Fort Worth, Tx
Chrisitan Works for Children
Pottsboro Texoma Youth Camp
6320 LBJ Freeway, Suite 126 Dallas, TX 75240
P.O. Box 1922 Abilene, TX 79604
417 Oakbend, Suite 170 Lewisville, TX 75067
Camp Brave Heart
4107 Spicewood Springs Road, Suite 100 Austin, TX 78759
502 West 26th Street Bryan, TX 77803
2904 Floyd Street, Suite D3 Dallas, TX 75204
Camp El Tesoro de la Vida
Fort Worth, Tx
2700 Meacham Blvd Fort Worth, TX 76137
37201 FM 1721 Happy, TX 79042
Marble Falls, Tx
P.O. Box 1484 Marble Falls, TX 78654
New Braunfels, Tx
611 North Walnut Avenue New Braunfels, TX 78130
San Marcos, Tx
1301 Wonder World Drive San Marcos, TX 78666
505 West Center Street Sherman, TX 75090
Camp Metamorphosis (MET)
109 Holderrieth Blvd Tomball, TX 77375
Camp Grin Again
Wichita Falls, Tx
4909 Johnson Road Wichita Falls, TX 76310
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