The loss of a parent can be devastating to a child, but they can get through it. The following organizations provide resources and counseling that can help children cope with their grief.
New York City
St. Vincent's Hospital has set up a grief center that provides counseling and family support on a walk-in basis.
St. Vincent's Hospital Reiss Pavilion 144 West 12th Street, 7th floor (between 6th and 7th Aves.) New York, NY (212) 604-8220
LIFENET is a free referral service provided by the Mental Health Association of New York City. The service's referral specialists put callers in touch with appropriate professionals in their area who can provide counseling for grief and emotional crises.
1-800-LIFENET (212) 995-5824 www.800lifenet.com/
These Web sites provide resources for grief counseling for children:
Counseling For Loss (www.counselingforloss.com)
The Grief Recovery Institute (www.grief-recovery.com)
Barr-Harris Children's Grief Center (www.barrharris.org)
Kids Aid (www.kidsaid.com)
Amanda the Panda (www.amandathepanda.org)