Medical Associations and Affilations
- American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- New England Quality Care Alliance (NEQCA)
- Cerebral Palsy Treatment
- Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
- Head Smart Concussion Handbook
- Healthy Children
- ImPACT Testing
Local Resources for Children and Families Dealing with Serious Illness or Death
- Children’s Emotional Health Link
The Children’s Emotional Health Link (CEHL) is dedicated to helping parents, pediatricians and other providers improve the emotional health of children and families.
- Comfort Zone Camp
Comfort Zone Camp if a nonprofit 501(c)3 bereavement camp that transforms the lives of children who have experienced death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. The free camp include confidence building programs and age based support groups that break the emotional isolation grief brings. It takes place in Sandwich, MA.
- The Dougy Center
Information on grieving and referrals to programs nationally for grieving children, teens and their families.
- Good Grief Program
For twenty years the Good Grief Program has provided a grief support program in Hingham for children aged 5-13 and their parent/guardian (from October-May). It provides a developmentally informed parent consultation to help adults help children facing life’s speed bumps.
online groups for grief support
- Grief and Children
Online grief education, support group curricula and free downloadable resource sheets including one entitled “Navigating Children’s Grief: How to Help Following a Death” (arranged by child’s age).
- GriefWeavers, LLC
Weymouth and Kingston
A practice for individuals, couples and groups designed to facilitate the grief process by providing an environment in which bereaved persons can acknowledge, understand and integrate or “weave” grief and loss into their lives.
- Helping Children Cope With Loss
**This website has a link to an extensive list of books about illness and grieving for children and adults.**
Free, community based program. It is a single session arts and imagination based program for children aged 6-10 who have lost a loved one. The mission is to help families learn the skills to converse with their children about feelings, fears and ways to cope.
- Hope Floats Healing and Wellness Center
An educational center for individuals and families who are grieving or face other life challenges. The center helps people cope with bereavement, improve their wellness and explore mind, body and spirit connections.
- National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC)
Promotes awareness of the needs of children and teens grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who wants support.