Loss of Parent

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The majority of us will experience the loss of a parent at some point in our lives. It is a “rite of passage” that follows the normal course of a lifespan. That doesn’t make it easy or “lighter” on the scale of grief. In fact, losing a parent or caregiver can tear us at the core, because in some cases, that is our original source of life and love.

Some of us never get to meet our parents. Others have a parent in their lives for a short time. Some get to see their parents live to a ripe old age. Whatever the situation, it can come with it’s own host of joy and pain.  

 

SUPPORT GROUPS

UC Davis

916-734-1139

  • Program for Young Adults (ages 17-24)

Kaiser

916-486-5300

  • Bereavement Support Group

  • Ongoing

Grief Share Support Group

  • Capital City Baptist: Jeanne Hodge

COUNSELING:

Grief Recovery Method

916-764-3062

  • Host: Heather Brooks

Creekside Counseling Associates of Elk Grove

creeksidetherapists.com

916-685-5258

A Place Within Counseling – Folsom

www.theplacewithinfolsom.com

Local School Site:

Ask your local school site if the school-based mental health team is able to provide short-term individual or group counseling support for grief/loss.

Drop in Groups:

Child’s Bereavement Art Therapy (ages 4-16)

www.checksutterfirst.org

916-454-6555

  • For loss within the past year: 3-6 month waiting period

Bereavement Outreach Meetings (open to the public)

www.griefhelpsacramento.com

  • Education 1st and 3rd weeks of the month

  • Sharing groups 2nd, 4th, and 5th weeks of the month

  • 7:30-9pm

Sutter Grief Support

www.suttercareathome.org

916-388-6215 or 916-388-6255

Sutter Center for Psychiatry

www.griefhelpsacramento.com

  • 7700 Folsom Blvd. Sac

 

 

 

 

 

 


Activities

 

Camp Hope

www.camphopeca.com

The Breathing Space

www.ourbreathingspace.com

  • Guided Meditation – Jill Weston

  • 916-201-3335

 

*Family Lives On makes it possible for children and teens, ages 3-18, whose mother or father has died, to continue traditions, or family activities, that they used to celebrate with their deceased parent, EVERY year until they turn 18.  Parents embrace the Tradition Program because its family based and truly child focused. Children and teens embrace it because they get to select which tradition they want to continue (and are excited about doing so!). The average child chooses to remain in our program for 7.2 years.

 Services are provided at no cost to the family and available anywhere in the United States.

Family Lives On

PO Box 494

Lionville, PA 19353

(610) 458-1690

www.familyliveson.org