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AARP www.aarp.org/family/lifeafterloss
601 E Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20049
888-687-2277
TTY: 877-434-7598
Spanish: 877-627-3350
International Calls: 202-434-3525
Provides practical information for legal matters such as estate planning and power of attorney as well as grief support articles and resources especially related to concerns for older adults.

American Association of Suicidology
www.suicidology.org
5221 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20015
202-237-2280
Excellent information and links to suicide related topics.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
www.afsp.org
120 Wall Street, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10005
888-333-AFSP (2377)
Especially good information for survivors of suicide including a link for a webcast for the Annual National Survivors of Suicide Day teleconference. Sponsors "Out of the Darkness" community walks to remember those who have died by suicide. Arkansas has a local chapter of the AFSP.

Association for Death Education and Counseling
www.adec.org
111 Deer Lake Road, Suite 100
Deerfield, IL 60015 USA
847-509-0403
A multidisciplinary membership organization offering excellent educational programs and materials including an outstanding annual conference, a membership newsletter and online subscriptions to Death Studies and Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying.

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
www.aplb.org
PO Box 106
Brooklyn, NY 11230
718-382-0690
Provides opportunities for support and education regarding pet loss. The site includes links, chat rooms, and helpful articles for grieving pet owners.

Bereaved Parents of the USA
www.bereavedparentsusa.org
P.O. Box 95
Park Forest, IL 60466
708-748-7672
A national non-profit organization established to reach out to bereaved parents and siblings. BP/USA and its chapters offer support to parents regardless of their race, creed, economic status or cause of death. Web site information available in Spanish. There are three BP/USA chapters in central Arkansas-see Grief Support Groups in Arkansas for details. The 2010 BP/USA Gathering will be in Little Rock, AR on July 9-10.

Caring Connections
www.caringinfo.org
800-658-8898
877-658-8896-multilingual helpline
Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, provides free resources and information to help people make decisions about end-of-life care and services before a crisis. Materials available in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

Center to Advance Palliative Care
www.capc.org
1255 Fifth Avenue, Suite C-2
New York, NY 10029
212.201.2670
A great resource for health-care professionals for training, resources and advocacy regarding palliative care. There is also a link to CAPC web site, www.getpalliativecare.org, which explains palliative care and provides related resources for patients and families.

Centering Corporation and Grief Digest Magazine
www.centering.org
7230 Maple Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68134
Toll-Free Number
866-218-0101
An exceptional resource, for inexpensive brochures, publications, and workshops. Resources available in Spanish. Grief Digest Magazine is a quarterly publication available by subscription and has published Mourning News essays in the past.

Channing L. Bete Co., Inc.
www.channing-bete.com
One Community Place
South Deerfield, MA 01373-0200
800-477-4776
Publishers of several "Scriptographic" pamphlets including About Grief, About Dying, Sad Hug, Mad Hug, Happy Hug and When Someone you Love Dies. Its publication, Working Through Grief, is used in the Good Mourning Grief Support Groups for adults.

Children's Hospice International
www.chionline.org
1101 King Street, Suite 360
Alexandria, VA 22314
800-24-CHILD
International multidisciplinary membership organization. Offers a newsletter, annual conference, and publications.

Compassion Books
www.compassionbooks.com
7036 State Hwy 80 South
Burnsville, NC 28714
800-970-4220
An excellent mail order resource for books on loss and grief for children and adults. Resources available in Spanish.

Compassionate Friends
www.compassionatefriends.org
P.O. Box 3696
Oak Brook, IL 60522
877-969-0010
Offers local self-help groups for parents grieving the death of a child and has both written and video resources. Web site information available in Spanish. Check phone book or web site for local chapters.

Dougy Center
www.dougy.org
P.O. Box 86852
Portland, OR 97286
503-775-5683
A model center for grieving children and families. Resources include week long training institutes, training manuals, videotapes and publications.

Funeral Consumers Alliance
www.funerals.org
Self-described as a "Consumer Reports" for the funeral business, this organization provides information to help families understand and take advantage of all the various options relating to what to do after someone dies-from traditional funerals and burials to cremation to home burials. Web site information available in Spanish.

Grief Watch
www.griefwatch.com
2116 N.E. 18th Ave.
Portland, OR 97212
503-284-7426
Resources for pregnancy loss and support for general loss. Web site includes a relative links index, message boards, and related grief topics. Also includes information regarding The Remembering Heart, The Certificate of Life, the great book Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss, personal bereavement cards and a free online newsletter.

GriefNet
www.griefnet.org
PO Box 3272
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-3272
An internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. They have almost 50 email support groups covering a great variety of losses and two web sites. This site also has a very broad annotated book list for a variety of losses and grief topics.

Growth House
www.growthhouse.org
2215-R Market Street, #199
San Francisco, California, 94114
415-863-3045
A very informative and helpful web site dedicated to improving care for the dying that includes "best of the net" resources on most grief categories and palliative care. Highly recommended.

Hospice Foundation of America
www.hospicefoundation.org
1621 Connecticut Ave., NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20009
800-854-3402
This organization sponsors an annual national Living with Grief teleconference and has some very good grief-related publications, newsletters and resources. The Center for Good Mourning is a host site for the annual spring Living with Grief teleconference.

Initiative for Pediatric Palliative Care
www.ippcweb.org
Initiative for Pediatric Palliative Care (IPPC)
Center for Applied Ethics and Professional Practice (CAEPP)
Education Development Center, Inc.
55 Chapel Street
Newton MA, 02458-1060
617-618-2454
A project to improve care given to children with life-threatening conditions and their families. Excellent education modules are available for free on the web site and regional training's are also offered. IPPC curricula is used for training at Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Kids Said
www.kidsaid.com
A web site operated by GriefNet (see site description above). It provides a safe place for children to share and help each other deal with grief about any of their losses. Opportunities to share feelings, show art work, and meet peers online are provided. Parent permission is necessary to participate.

MISS Foundation
www.missfoundation.org
PO Box 5333
Peoria, AZ 85385-5333
888-455-MISS
An online support site for those who have experienced the death of a child with an award-winning newsletter, articles and poems. Web site information available in Spanish.

National Alliance for Grieving Children
www.childrengrieve.org
A membership alliance of organizations and individuals dedicated to providing and improving support for grieving children. Hosts an annual national symposium on children's grief support.

National SHARE Office
www.nationalshare.org
402 Jackson Street
St. Charles, MO 63301
800-821-6819
A national organization offering support for parents who have experienced a pregnancy loss. Web site includes a national directory of support groups and special sections for parents and for professionals.

National Sudden Infant Death Resource Center
www.sidscenter.org
Georgetown University
Box 571272
Washington, DC 20057-1272
866-866-7437
Serves as a central source of information on sudden infant death, promoting healthy outcomes for infants and grieving a sudden infant death. Web site information in Spanish is available. A bilingual First Candle crisis counseling line is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-221-7427.

Parents of Murdered Children
www.pomc.com
100 East Eighth Street, Suite 202
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
888-818-POMC
A national organization for parents and other co-victims of homicide providing support services and groups, legal information and advocacy.

Suicide Prevention Resources Center
www.sprc.org
Excellent information regarding suicide prevention including a suicide prevention crisis line for a person or friend of person in suicidal crisis at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

TAPS
www.taps.org
1777 F Street, NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
800-959-TAPS (8277)
Provides a wide variety of support services to families experiencing the death of someone serving in the military. Survivor Seminars, Good Grief Camps and a 24-hour hotline, 1-800-959-TAPS (8277), are among the services available.

For more information contact:
Greg Adams
501-364-7000
goodmourning@archildrens.org

Arkansas Children's Hospital
1 Children's Way
Little Rock, AR 72202-3591

Call: 501-364-1100

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