Loss and grief are an inevitable part of the human experience, yet it’s something we often avoid talking about, which, in turn, can make the grieving process a deeply disorienting experience. To make matters even more confusing, everyone experiences grief and loss differently. We hope that the resources we have produced and gathered on this page will provide some support and guidance to help your family, and our community, cope with the loss of loved ones.
Recommended SBFC Grief Videos
Insight for our South Bay community from Leah Niehaus, LCSW
Helping our children with grief and loss: tips for parents from Bill Dyment, MA, PhD
Click on the button below to read a blog written for our SBFC families by Dr. Bill Dyment.
Online National Resources
What is it like for teenagers when someone close to them dies? How do they respond to the death of a parent, a sibling, a relative, a friend? (The Doughy Center)
Kids learn by asking questions. When they ask questions about a death, it’s usually a sign that they’re curious about something they don’t understand. As an adult, a couple of the most important things you can do for children is to let them know that all questions are okay to ask, and to answer questions truthfully. (The Dougy Center)
South Bay Resources
The Gathering Place, grief information and support groups
The Gathering Place is a non-profit center for loss and life transition. They are a TrinityCare Hospice program that is funded in part by Beach Cities Health District. They have been a great resource for our South Bay schools during times of loss and grief.
The Gathering Place
5315 Torrance Blvd. Suite B-1, Torrance, CA 90503
Phone: (310) 546-6407
Dedicated to providing free mentoring support programs and services to children of parents, guardians or siblings who have cancer or have succumbed to cancer…
…one child at a time, one heart at a time.