For further information on

Parent's Grief Support

please contact Myra

at 604-852-2456, ext 416 or Myra@abbotsfordhospice.org

Please note:

We recommend that you wait three months from the death of your child before joining a grief support group. 

Parents

It is frequently said that the grief of bereaved parents is the most intense grief known.

Volunteer Companions

Trained Abbotsford Hospice Society (AHS) volunteers provide one to one companioning support for bereaved parents.

Adult Grief Support Group

Parents are welcome in this ten week support group. The facilitators use the book, “Understanding Your Grief” by Dr. Alan Wolfelt and members are expected to prepare for weekly sessions by reading the chapters and completing reflection sheets.  Please note that this group is not exclusive to parents: it is open to all adults grieving the death of a loved one.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support  

October 15th, 2019

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance

October 28th, 2019

Film Showing, "Don't talk About the Baby"

Check the EVENTS tab for more information.

Recommended Reading

Available through AHS Resource & Support Library:

  • When Hello Means Goodbye – A guide for parents whose child dies before birth, at birth or shortly after birth

  • Still to Be Born – A guide for bereaved parents who are making decisions about their future

  • Strong and Tender – A guide for the father whose baby has died

  • Sibling Grief – How parents can help the child whose brother or sister has died

  • Too Soon a Memory – A guide for parents suffering a miscarriage

  • Parental Loss of a Child – Edited by Therese A. Rando

Parent Support Group

This eight week  group is offered twice a year and is open to parents who are grieving the death of a child. 

 

Please watch this page or call 604-852-2456 for information on upcoming groups.

Please note that we recommend that you wait three months from the death of your child before joining a grief support group. 

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