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Grief Resources

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.

Support Groups

Grief Resources for Teens

Hospice of the Valley has produced resources to help teenagers who are struggling with loss. They examine:

  • How teens grieve differently than adults
  • Sudden vs. expected death
  • Understanding how grief impacts everything
  • Losing a sibling or a friend
  • How adults can help teens
Videos for Teens
Teen Grief
 
Getting through Grief
 
Secondary Losses: Since You’ve Been Gone
 

Our thanks to teens at Centennial High School in Peoria, AZ who worked with Stacia Ortega, LCSW, CT and consultant Marcia Fogelsong.

BOOKS

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 have lost a loved one, you may find our Bereavement Newsletters helpful.

PET LOSS

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.

Pet Loss Support