Grief Support Groups
Hospice of the Valley offers grief support groups that are open to the community regardless of whether the person who died was cared for by our agency.
- Four Key Facts About Grief
- Gentle Journaling for Confronting Loss...
- Gone But Not Forgotten: Creating a Memory Album
- Grief, An Unpaid Bill
- Helping Children Cope with Death and Grief
- Holistic Concept of Care
- Ideas for Letter Writing
- Love Means Never Having to Say Goodbye
- Moments of the Healing Process
- Mourner's Bill of Rights
- Natural and Normal Grief Responses
- No Shortcuts to Mourning
- Not Forgetting
- Recognizing Your Own Progress through Grief
- Self-Care Activities Inventory
- Suggestions for Helping Yourself through Grief
- The Four Tasks of Mourning
- Understanding Different Family Grieving Patterns
- Understanding Secondary Losses in Grief
- We Remember Them
- Why Do I Feel Guilty?
- Sesame Street – When Families Grieve Toolkit
- Teen Grief Booklet
- Anticipatory Grief for Teens
- What is Grief?
- How Grief Affects You
- Your Grief Your Way
- Your Mind and Body for Teens
- Sudden Death vs. Expected Death
- Losing a Brother, Sister or Friend
- Complicating Your Grief for Teens
- Getting Through the Holidays
- Getting Through the Rest of Your Life
Our thanks to teens at Centennial High School in Peoria, AZ who worked with Stacia Ortega, LCSW, CT and consultant Marcia Fogelsong.
The following resources are available to order through our online store.
- FINDING YOUR WAY THROUGH GRIEF: A GUIDE FOR THE FIRST YEAR, SECOND EDITION
by Marty M. Tousley. An informative guide to help survivors understand and cope with the feelings and experiences they’re likely to encounter in the first year following the death of their loved one.
- HELPING ANOTHER IN GRIEF
by Marty M. Tousley. A gentle and affirming guide to assisting others who are grieving, when we might not be sure what to say or what to do.
- EXPLAINING THE FUNERAL/MEMORIAL SERVICE TO YOUR CHILDREN
by Marty M. Tousley. A helpful and insightful guide for the family unsure of how to best meet the child’s needs when a death has occurred and a memorial service is to take place. This booklet includes explaining a funeral, a viewing or wake, cremation and body donation and other sensitive topics.
If you are anticipating or coping with the loss of a beloved pet, it's often comforting to share with others on the same journey. Our Pet Loss Support Group is a monthly meeting led by a certified bereavement facilitator who understands and respects the special bond you have with your animal, and knows from experience how painful it can be when that bond is broken.