Grief in the Time of COVID-19 by Laura Ward
Programs, events, and support groups
Our Bereavement Library provides an assortment of information is available to those interested in learning more about grief and loss. There are lending libraries in the Ithaca office (located in the lower level in the bereavement area) and the Cortland office (located in the large conference room) where books are available for self-checkout. Each location has a wide variety of articles about grief that you may take home. Some of the subjects covered include information on specific loss issues such as men and grief, how to support grieving children and teens, and dealing with the loss of a sibling. Lists of suggested readings and internet resources are also available.
Our bright orange library cart in the Ithaca office is filled with picture books for children to help explain death, dying and grief in meaningful and age-appropriate ways.
Members of our staff and our volunteers share their reflections on grief and loss. We also include articles written by bereaved community members about their grief journeys. Read our Grief and Bereavement articles here.
The Association for Death Education and Counseling offers information for those suffering from loss of a loved one. The site provides advice and information on coping skills as well as resources for grief management.
GriefNet.org is an internet community of persons dealing with grief, death and major loss. It uses an integrated approach to on-line grief support, which provides help to people working through loss and grief issues of many kinds. The companion site, kidsaid.com, provides a safe environment for kids and their parents to find information and ask questions.
The Compassionate Friends provide grief support after the death of a child.
The Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults and their families grieving a death can share their experience.
Hello Grief provides information and resources about grief and addresses bereavement head-on. Those who are helping others cope, as well as those who need support on their own personal journey with grief, will find the site helpful.
The National Alliance for Grieving Children promotes awareness of the needs of children and teens grieving a death, and provides education and resources for those who want to support them.
This online article provides tips to loved ones who are supporting a grieving child. The webpage also includes links to other helpful online resources.
For more information, please contact Laura Ward, manager of psycosocial services, at 607-272-0212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.