In the wake of the tragic shooting in Newtown, CT, Betty's Hope would like to provide the following resources on grief. You may also contact us for additional grief support and education. Please let us know how we can help.
Grief Support Services /Resources In Connecticut:
The Cove Center for Grieving Children, Inc.
Coordinating Office for sites in West Hartford, New Haven, Guilford, Meriden and Stonington, CT
250 Pomeroy Avenue, Suite 107
Meriden, CT 06450
The Cove provides 20 week peer support group services for grieving children ages 4-18 throughout the state of CT at 5 Cove Family sites, as well as "Good Grief" School Programming, Professional Development Training and Community Outreach.
A Center for Grieving Children & Families
6 Poquonock Avenue
Windsor, CT 06095
Mary's Place provides peer grief support groups for Children ages 3-12 who have experinced the death of a parent or sibling; Teens ages 13-18 who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or significant person; and for Young Widows and Widowers. All groups are ongoing and meet throughout the year. All programs are offered at no cost to families. Mary's Place is a resource to the Connecticut and Southwestern Massachusetts community.
The Center for Hope, Inc.
590 Post Road
Darien, CT 06820
The Den for Grieving Children
40 Arch Street
Greenwich, CT 06830
The Healing Hearts Center for Grieving Children & Families
73 Stadley Rough Road
Danbury, CT 06811
Safe Place to Grieve Foundation, Inc.
109 Main Street
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Additional National Resources on Grief:
NAGC Articles: "About Childhood Grief" , 10 Things Grieving Children Want You to Know, 10 Ways to Help Grieving Children
The Dougy Center, Information about Helping Children and Teenagers dealing with Grief
Parent Trauma Resource Center, Information about Helping Children and Teenagers dealing with Trauma
National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement, Information for Schools and Communities Facing a Crisis
A Child in Grief, New York Life Foundation Children's Bereavement Resources
Hello Grief Website, Online Community of Support
National Bereavement Guide from The Moyer Foundation
Further Resources by Topic:
How to Provide Understanding and Support to Grieving Children
What Do We Tell the Children
Talking with Children Directly Impacted by a Traumatic Situation Involving Multiple Deaths
Including Children in Memorials, Rituals and Funerals
How to Support Kids in a School Setting