- West Penn Elementary School
- Resource Center
Grief and Loss
Camp Dragonfly is a “free of charge” weekend bereavement summer camp for children and teens that have experienced the death of a family member due to illness, accident, suicide or homicide. http://hospiceofcentralpa.org/index.php/services-sub/camp-dragonfly
The mission of The Dougy Center for Grieving Children is to provide a safe place where children, teens and families grieving a death can share their experiences as they move through their healing process. http://www.dougy.org/
The Center for Loss is dedicated to "companioning" grieving people as they mourn transitions and losses that transform their lives. They help both mourners, by walking with them in their unique life journeys, and both professional caregivers and lay people, by serving as an educational resource and professional forum. http://www.centerforloss.com/index.php
Family Lives On Foundation supports the lifelong emotional well-being of children whose mother or father has died. Our Tradition Program provides opportunities for intentional remembering, creating a safe haven for grief, communication and celebration.
AChildInGrief.com is a valuable collection of stories and resources that will help guide you and your family through the death of a loved one. http://achildingrief.com
The National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement (NCSCB) can provide guidance for you and your child’s school to understand and meet the needs of your child and family.
Camp Courage is a weekend bereavement camp for children ages 8 to 18. The mission of the bereavement camp is to facilitate the grieving process of children and teens and their families who have suffered the death of a significant person while providing a safe and healing experience. The camp is located in Bloomsburg. There is no cost to attend the camp.
Camp Koala is weekend bereavement camp for children ages 7-12 who have experienced the loss of a parent, primary caregiver or sibling. Their mission is to provide grieving children with the tools and resources to help them manage their grief in a healthy way, and to offer companionship in a supportive environment. The camp is located in Carlisle. There is no cost to attend the camp.
Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention: How to talk to a child about a suicide attempt in your family. This guide is intended to provide you with some of that support, and also share other resources that may be helpful for you now and as your family recovers. The guide is not intended to replace professional mental health advice. In fact, it may be best to use this along with professional support if you or your child is struggling with how to talk about this difficult subject.
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