Resources and information for parents of children with cancer . . . by parents of children with cancer.

Bereavement

The Centering Corporation

Omaha, NE 68134

http://www.centering.org

Publishes a free catalog that contains an extensive listing of books, cards, audiotapes, and videotapes on death and grieving.

They are a non profit organization and have lots to offer on general grief and helping others grieve. They had some very good books and easy read pamphlets on grief, support through chronic illness, support for the dying, divorce etc.

Children’s Hospice International

901 North Pitt Street, Suite 230
Alexandria, VA 22314
(800) 242-4453 (800-24-CHILD) or (703) 684-0330
Fax: (703) 684-0226

www.chionline.org

Provides resources and referrals for children and families of children with life- threatening conditions.

The Compassionate Friends National Office

P.O. Box 3696
Oak Brook, IL 60522-3696
(877) 969-0010 or (630) 990-0010

www.compassionatefriends.org

A self-help organization that offers understanding and friendship to bereaved families through support meetings at local chapters and telephone support. (They match persons with similar losses.) Publishes a newsletter for parents and one for siblings.

The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization which offers friendship and understanding to families who are grieving the death of a child of any age, from any cause. We have learned that the death of our child has caused a pain that can best be understood fully by another bereaved parent. The site offers articles to read, brochures, and links to other grief resources.

Grief and Bereavement

Links to sites on grief, the grief process, and how to deal with your new life.

Bereaved Families of Ontario

An "index for the Bereavement Self-Help Resources Guide. We maintain the Guide to help you deal with your grief and with the death of a loved one -- by providing links to useful information, to caring communities of support, to support services and to other relevant resources."

Growth House

This web site is an international gateway to resources for life-threatening illness and end of life care. Our primary mission is to improve the quality of compassionate care for people who are dying through public education and global professional collaboration.

M.I.S.S.

"Welcome to M.I.S.S., your grief haven on the web." This organization is supported by a core staff of volunteers, families and professionals, who have been touched by the untimely death of an infant, toddler, or young child.

Camp Heaven

This is a site devoted to bridging the gap between Earth and Heaven and the gap between grieving parent and departing child.

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These pages are intended for informational purposes only and are not intended to render medical advice. The information provided on Ped Onc Resource Center should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you suspect your child has a health problem, you should consult your health care provider.

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