Grief and Bereavement
Ten things grieving children want you to know
Written by: Pamela Gabbay, M.A., FT
The Mourning Star Center for Grieving Children and Teens
Download the PDF: 10 Things Grieving Children Want You to Know
Pre-Bereavement and Bereavement
Chapter 14: Children’s Palliative Care in Africa
Edited by Dr Justin Amery
Download the chapter: Amery-Chap-14
Talking to children about dying
Information to help children understand death
Download the flyer: Talking to children about dying
Bereavement Debriefing Sessions: An intervention to support health care professionals in managing their grief after the death of a patient
Elizabeth Keene, Nancy Hutton, Barbara Hall, Cynda Rushton
Caring for children with life threatening conditions can have a profound effect on health care professionals. Without the ability to manage one’s grief in response to the death of a patient, health care professionals may experience physical, emotional, cognitive, behavior, or spiritual distress, which could have implications for their professional practice (Behnke, Reiss, Neimeyer, & Bandstra, 1987; Davies, 1996; Papadatou, 2000).
Download the PDF: Bereavement Debriefing Sessions Research -Keene 2012
How to support someone who has lost a baby
Many people who’ve lost a baby say they never truly get over it. Ever. A part of them will remain forever empty. Even future babies, if they come along, will never fill that gap.
The Awareness Centre website provides excellent insight and advice on supporting someone through the loss of a baby.
Khululeka Grief Support
Khululeka Grief Support focuses on bereavement support for bereaved children and adolescents. This support is provided through the delivery of two programmes: grief and loss support groups for children and adolescents; and adult training, on recognition and support of bereaved children and adolescents, for professionals, para-professionals and community volunteers in the South African child sector.
The Compassionate Friends
The Compassionate Friends is a South African mutual self-help organisation offering friendship and understanding to bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents. Their website provides information about the support they offer, as well as resources you may find helpful.