The Dougy Center is looked upon as the leader in providing information and training for child grief. Members of the Shore received training from the Dougy Center.
The mission of The Dougy Center is to provide support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults and their families grieving a death can share their experiences.The Dougy Center, the first center in the United States to provide peer support groups for grieving children, was founded in 1982.
The Link Counseling Center provides training in surviving suicide loss for many of our facilitators. Started by Iris Bolton, author of "My Son My Son", The Link serves the Atlanta area with groups for kids, teens and adults. They are also the headquarters for The National Resource Center: A resource for those whose lives have been impacted by suicide.
The Shore is a proud member of NAGC, the country's leading authority on children's grief and recovery. The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) provides a network for nationwide communication between hundreds of children's bereavement support professionals and volunteers who want to share ideas, information and resources with each other to better support the families they serve in their own communities.
The Shore is a member of AAS. Founded in 1968 by Edwin S. Shneidman, Ph.D., AAS promotes research, public awareness programs, public education and training for professionals and volunteers. In addition, AAS serves as a national clearinghouse for information on suicide
The Association for Death Education and Counseling®, The Thanatology Association®, is one of the oldest interdisciplinary organizations in the field of dying, death and bereavement. Its nearly 2,000 members include a wide array of mental and medical health personnel, educators, clergy, funeral directors and volunteers.
ADEC offers numerous educational opportunities through its annual conference, courses and workshops, its certification program, and via its acclaimed publication, The Forum.
The following are nonprofits that can help you along your journey of grief. Please visit their websites for additional information.
Save the Teens was started as a grassroots effort to prevent additional teen suicides by Carolyn Zahnow. There is also a book entitled "save the teens: preventing suicide, depression and addiction" - available at http://www.save-the-teens.com/the-book as well as Amazon.com.
Carolyn also speaks to groups about her experience with teen depression, substance abuse and suicide. Contact Carolyn to bring Save the Teens to your group or school or church. Let's Save our teens!
RESOURCE PAGE FOR SUICIDE POTENTIAL - if you suspect someone is suicidal, click here for numbers in Wake Co. to assist you. If you live elsewhere, call the National Suicide Hotline 1800-237-HELP and they can help you).
This website provides information about what to expect at a survivors of suicide support group.
We welcome you to visit our group sometime. Your loss does not have to be recent or even a family member - just someone who you loved or admired who has died by suicide.
Pet Loss and Grief
Grieve in Common - Grieve Gather Grow
An online resource for those who can not or prefer not to attend a group. Facilitated and founded by Karyn Arnold. Karyn has been working in the field of grief and loss for over 15 years, facilitating bereavement groups, providing support one on one, and educating the community about the grief process.
Healing Hearts - baby loss comfort
If you've experienced the death of a baby, your pain is different from any other. Please visit Healing Hearts to gain your footing again.
Parentcare is a group established uniquely for the care and support of parents whose infant or child (from conception to one year of age) has died.