The Resilient Parenting for Bereaved Families Program is an adaptation of the Family Bereavement Program, an evidence-based program developed at Arizona State University whose effects have been studied for over 20 years.
Four community-based grief support centers have been crucial partners in creating the Resilient Parenting for Bereaved Families Program. Through a three-year grant from New York Life Foundation, the ASU REACH Institute worked with the directors, staff, and caregivers of:
Our partners truly co-created the Resilient Parenting for Bereaved Parenting Program. Their experience and wisdom are integrated throughout this website as well. New York Life Foundation funding has enabled ASU’s REACH Institute to continue and expand our collaboration to include work on the Practical Tools on this website as well as the podcast, blog, and other materials.
Look for their resources and insights throughout bereavedparenting.org, and check them out on the web to learn more about what they offer!
These tools are brief 15 minute online programs to help parents and caregivers of bereaved children achieve their goals in three areas: Be Kind to Yourself, Strengthen Your Relationship with Your Children, and Listen So Your Children Will Talk More to You. Check them out! Service providers are encouraged to distribute the Practical Tools to their parents and to integrate them into their services. Our webinar provides coaching for service providers on how to best use these tools in working with your parents. They are free of charge, and you can register for the seminar of your choice.
Resilient Parenting for Bereaved Families Program is an evidence-based 10-meeting program for parents and caregivers of bereaved children. The program is based on research showing positive benefits for bereaved parents and their children. We offer intensive training to enable service providers to deliver the program with high quality and fidelity and to help agencies to sustain the program over time following training. Training is offered at scheduled times. Click here to learn more about how to receive training.
These are very challenging times for bereaved families, and they are also unusually challenging times for the people who serve them, who support them, and who are going the extra mile to figure out what that means in a time of increasingly collective grief. If you are a provider of services for bereaved children and caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic, you deserve and need new kinds of support for your work! On this page, we will link to what we consider some of the best resources out there for service providers.
Click here for resources providers can use to support bereaved caregivers with their parenting.Support for the Helpers
Check out Uplift’s amazing page chock full of rich resources for service providers! This page hosts four Sessions, each with a video and other resources designed to support the helpers right now. As Crystal Wortham puts it, “self care is self preservation.” This is a wonderful offering for the diverse community of helpers to get the support they need during COVID-19!NAGC
NAGC's mission is to support those who enhance the growth and development of gifted and talented children through education, advocacy, community building, and research. We aim to help parents and families, K-12 education professionals including support service personnel, and members of the research and higher education community who work to help gifted and talented children as they strive to achieve their personal best and contribute to their communities