Bereavement Program

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The Bereavement Program at Boston Children’s Hospital provides support and guidance to bereaved parents and family members following the death of a child.

While grief is a normal response to loss, it can at times feel isolating and overwhelming.

The program, located within the Center for Families, provides the following services:

  • information about grief
  • seminars about what to expect when dealing with loss
  • support groups
  • memorial services and workshops

If you would like more information, please contact the Center for Families at 617-355-6279 or email bereavement.program@childrens.harvard.edu

Online resources

The Dougy Center: The National Center for Grieving Children and Families
The Dougy Center provides many online resources for children, teens and families about dealing with the death of a loved one.

Compassionate Friends
Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization for parents, grandparents and other family members.

The Children’s Room
The Children’s Room is located in Massachusetts and provides support for children and their families in addition to online resources.

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