In this section, we have included relevant articles for bereaved families and for others who want to help after someone loses a child.
MISS_Grieving For Adults_Trifold: This informational brochure is intended for parents who have lost a child. It also has information about MISS Foundation services that are available.
MISS_Help_Grieving_Children_Trifold: This brochure provides important information on how to help grieving children in need of compassionate support after a significant loss such as the loss of a parent, sibling, grandparent or close friend.
Funerals: This article outlines the unimaginable task of saying goodbye to your child, determining burial options and planning a funeral or memorial service.
Therapy Services After The Death Of A Child: This article highlights the importance of finding the most qualified and compassionate provider to fit your needs. It provides an important Client Rights list to keep in mind when selecting a therapist.
Permission_To_Mourn_Slip.pdf: This is a great resource for bereaved individuals to print out and distribute as needed.
Responding to Insensitive Remarks... This article hits home to so many grieving parents — the unfortunate reality of having to defend yourself against trivializing and insensitive comments following the death of your child.
Rituals Are One Way In Which Many Families Cope During The Holidays: This article features excerpts from Dr. Joanne Cacciatore and Dr. Melissa Flint’s research on bereaved families coping during the holidays through rituals to remember or honor your beloved, like through lighting candles, planting trees and through kindness projects.
Recommended Reading for Grief and Trauma: This section focuses on a selected book list the MISS Foundation recommends for bereaved family members.
When Someone’s Child Dies-What Can You Do?This section deals with some guidelines to help better understand ways that friends, colleagues, and community members can help.