Children’s Grief

Group Support

We offer our healing Children’s Program during every academic year.  It typically meetings on Wednesdays in Medford.  While the kids are in their group, parents meet to learn about childhood grief, ask questions, and get support from facilitators and other group members.

**Please note that due to COVID-19, all youth programs are currently being offered through Zoom, Google Meet or Google Classroom. Pre-registration is required. If you are an educator, or the parent or caregiver of a grieving child, please reach out to us and let us know how we can best support you. Just because things look a little different right now, doesn’t mean we’re not here!  Email for more information or call our office at 541-552-0620.

Regional & National Resource Links

American Hospice Foundation
Online library resources

Courageous Kids
In Eugene, OR, a grief support program for youth and their families for whom a loved one has died, including a summer camp each year.
Phone: 541-242-8693

The Dougy Center
“Provides a safe place for children, teens, young adults and their families who are grieving a death to share their experiences. We do this through peer support groups, education, and training.”
PO Box 86852 Portland, Oregon 97286
503-775-5683 ; 866-775-5683

Centering Corporation
“The Centering Corporation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education and resources for the bereaved… We publish over 200 books for children and adults, My Friends Emotion Dolls, a Memory Bag for children, DVDs and caring cards, plus over 400 books and resources from other publishers.”

Family Lives On Foundation
Family Lives On Tradition Program supports parentally bereaved children and teens (1 in 20 children expereince the death of a parent before the age of 16) in continuing traditions they shared with their deceased parent.  Through volunteer efforts, these young people and their families continue family traditions as a therapy to move beyond the death story and to celebrate the life story of the loved one who has died.

The Healing Place
Grief support information and resources

Hello Grief
“Comfort Zone Camp, Inc. developed to start a discussion about the impact of loss, and how to help grieving persons cope; as well as build a community of support for those living with grief.”

Kara’s mission is to provide grief support for children, teens, families, and adults.  Located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Kara is the Gothic root of the word “care.” It means to reach out, to care, to lament, to grieve with.

Kids Konnected
For Kids with a Parent Who Has Cancer or A Parent Who Has Died from Cancer
National organization for kids with a parent who is dying of cancer
Medford has a Kids Konnected chapter
Contact: Chelsea Davis, LPC, at The Sharing Place: (541) 779-2390

The Moyer Foundation
The mission of The Moyer Foundation is to empower children in distress by providing education and support – helping them to live healthy and inspired lives.
The Moyer Foundation, a public, 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization with offices in Seattle, WA and Philadelphia, PA, was founded in 2000 by World Series-winning All-Star pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen.
Phone: 206-298-1217

National Alliance for Grieving Children
National organization in support of grieving children and teens.
The National Alliance for Grieving Children
P.O. Box 2373, Stuart, FL 34995
TEL: (866) 432-1542

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network provides information on its website and through its publications as a public service; providing resources for dealing with traumatic grief:

The New York Life Foundation
Online resources, including articles in Spanish for  parents with grieving children:

Sesame Street: When Families Grieve
Grief is complex; it encompasses a wide range of emotions that can come and go in waves. Use these tips, videos, children’s story, and guide to help your family communicate with one another, express emotions, and begin the process of moving forward. You are not alone. And with time, you and your family will experience new happy moments together.

The Shared Grief Project
The Shared Grief Project was founded on one guiding principle: grieving children should not suffer in isolation. Through short videos featuring interviews with high-profile celebrities, the Shared Grief Project highlights the stories of individuals who have lost a parent or sibling at a young age and have gone on to live happy, healthy, and highly successful lives.

What’s Your Grief
Specifically, their mission is to promote grief education, exploration, and expression in both practical and creative ways.  The co-authors of this site are mental health professionals with 10+ years of experience in grief and bereavement.