And a Sword Shall Pierce Your Heart: Moving from Despair to Meaning after the Death of a Child, by Charlotte Mathes
When the Bough Breaks: Forever after the Death of a Son or Daughter, by J. Berstein
The Worst Loss: How Families Heal from the Death of a Child, by B. Rosof
The Bereaved Parent, by H.S. Schiff
The Death of an Adult Child: a Book for and about Bereaved Parents, by J.W. Blank
Compassionate Friends: www.compassionatefriends.org
Supporting bereaved families after the death of a child for four decades.
Support groups chapters in all 50 states, a crisis hotline and free webinars.
Sids of Illinois: www.sidsillinois.org
Education, support, and research for parents about SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).
Parents of Murdered Children (POMC): www.pomc.com
Supporting survivors of homicide victims . . . through education, prevention, advocacy and awareness.
Bereaved Parents of the U.S.A.: www.bereavedparentsusa.org
Support, understanding, encouragement and hope to other bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents after the death of their children, brother, sister or grandchildren.
The Center Expands Again! Please join us in welcoming Megan Kelleher, LCSW who comes to us with wonderfully empathic presence, and a broad range of helping skills. You can learn more about her by visiting our Therapists section or clicking on this link.
Community Walk for Grief Support: Celebrating 25 Years of Transformation
The Center celebrated its 25th year anniversary with a fund raiser walk in Rogers Park, Chicago on June 4. [read more]
New interview on ideas for what to say and do to support the bereaved, by the Center's Meg Kelleher, LCSW.[read here]
Pain Bonds Us - I feel close to you when you let your pain show. A protective shield inside me slides away.[read more]
Private Practice: Dynamic Psychotherapy and Bereavement Counseling (CEU)[read more]
You Know Therapy Is Working When . . . - You feel increasingly uncomfortable with the status quo when it is causing harm. [read more]
Ideas About Mourning - For the griever the future feels shattered; everything hoped for is broken and gone/ lost like a broken mirror. [read more]
Myths and Realities of Mourning - Regrettably, our society maintains a host of unrealistic assumptions and inappropriate expectations when it comes to the work of grief and mourning. Here are some myths to consider:[read more]
The Difference Between Grief and Mourning - It is critical to know the difference between grief and mourning. Both processes are there to help the bereaved face the reality that their loved one is gone and then to slowly begin to accommodate to that fact. [read more]