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Symptoms of Complicated Grief
Complicated Grief or Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD) may occur when normal grief and loss processes appear to become ‘stuck’ and the symptoms continue unresolved for months and perhaps years.
The Compassionate Friends helps parents and families who have lost a child. TCF provides education and information to bereaved parents and siblings, helping them through this difficult time. They have over 600 local chapters, online information, and a quarterly newsletter. Compassionate friends also has meetings and a chatroom for parents who have no surviving children.
Bereaved Parents USA
This organization is designed to support and aid bereaved parents and families who are grieving after the death of a child. Site includes helpful information, links to support group meetings, professional referrals, newsletters, and phone support.
Babes with Wings
Babes with Wings is a site for grieving parents who have lost a baby/child at any stage of a pregnancy, and after birth. We also encourage family and friends to visit Babies with wings. We have provided many resources and support for all grieving members.
Parents of Murdered Children
POMC is a National non-profit organization with 300 chapters and contacts in the United States and Australia. Founded 1978, it provides self-help groups to support people who are suffering through the violent death of someone close. Local chapters, newsletter, court accompaniments (in many areas), and online resources are available.
COPE (Connecting Our Paths Eternally) is a non-profit grief and healing organization dedicated to helping parents and families living with the loss of a child.
The National Alliance for Grieving Children
The National Alliance for Grieving Children provides a resource and network for nationwide communication among hundreds of children’s centers, grief practitioners in any setting, and anyone who is seeking ideas, information and resources to better support grieving children, teens and families.
Children’s Grief Awareness Day
Children’s Grief Awareness Day is November 15, 2012
A wide range of links to articles and web sites dealing with Traumatic Loss
Dealing with Sudden, Traumatic or Accidental Death
Excellent article on this topic
Traumatic Loss and the Family
When a crisis like a death occurs, the family is thrown into disorder. The family is disrupted and, in order to continue to function, must somehow regain some sort of stability while shifting the various responsibilities among the remaining family members
The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children
The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children’s (TLC) mission is to bring out the best in every traumatized child by creating environments where children can flourish. Currently over 5,000 TLC Certified Trauma and Loss School Specialists and Clinical Specialists provide TLC interventions and resources to children, adolescents, families, schools and communities daily.
National Institutes of Health
Trauma of Pregnancy Loss and Infertility for Mothers and Involuntarily Childless Women in the Contemporary United States”, by Kami L. Schwerdtfeger and Karina M. Shreffler.
- Postpartum Support International
- Med Ed PPD
- The Postpartum Stress Center
- Marce Society
- Emory Women’s Mental Health Program
- MGH Center for Women’s Mental Health
- Medline Plus
- Jennifer Mudd Houghtaling Foundation
- Wisconsin Perinatal Foundation
- Postpartum Progress
- NIH National Library of Medicine
- Well Mother
- Melanie’s Battle
Articles by Barbara Fane
Barbara Fane, LCSW, BCD is a licensed psychotherapist with a private practice in Shrewsbury, Monmouth County NJ. She has been providing affirmative, compassionate and individualized help to Individuals, Couples and Families since 1990.