Your primary care physician can be a source of support for you and make referrals as needed.
Employee Assistance Programs
Many employers offer an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), a confidential workplace based counseling and referral service, as a free benefit to employees. EAP counselors are knowledgeable and helpful in supporting employees and their families during times of loss. You can contact your company’s Human Resources Department to see if you have an EAP benefit available to you.
The Heart play workshops in Wayland, MA gather children ages 3 to 12 after a death. Through conversation, visual expression, music, writing and storytelling, children share their feelings and experiences. Adolescents in grades 7 through 12 are welcome to assist as mentors at all workshops. Grieving teens have found meaning by helping the younger participants. Adults may attend an informal discussion, facilitated by Wayside Hospice staff, during Heart play workshops. www.parmenter.org
The Center for Grieving Children
Supporting Children and Teens Through Grief and Loss: A Guide for Parents. www.cgcmaine.org
Grief resources for all ages. www.centering.org
The Children's Room
Families come to the Children’s Room in Arlington, MA after the death of an immediate family member, typically a parent or sibling. Children and teenagers (ages 3 to18) come with their parent(s) or guardian(s). Family members all attend group on the same afternoon or evening. Support groups, events and resources for grieving children, teens and families. www.childrensroom.org
Comfort Zone Camp
Camps are offered free of charge to children ages 7 to 17 who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. Massachusetts weekend camps are held at Camp Burgess in Sandwich, MA. www.comfortzonecamp.org
National Association of Social Workers Therapy Referral Service - MA Chapter
1-800-242-9794 or 1-617-720-2828. www.TherapyMatcher.org
Survivor-to-survivor network for those who have experienced the death of a loved one due to suicide. Main office for program information 617-536-2460. 24 Hour Hotlines 1-877-870-HOPE (4673) or 1-800-252-TEEN (8336). www.samaritanshope.org
Sesame Street Talk, Listen Connect Initiative
Resources including videos for adults and children to share.
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