“WHEN A CHILD DIES, SIBLINGS ARE OFTEN REFERRED TO AS THE FORGOTTEN MOURNERS”
BFO-Durham offers group support for Siblings as needed.
Adult (for those aged 19 or older) Sibling Loss support is offered through ZOOM on the 2nd Tuesday of every month FROM 7-9PM
One-on-One support can be arranged through the Office.
Please call 905-579-4293 for further information or to be added to the mailing list for invites to zoom/in-person meetings.
Jenn Carter, a volunteer and sibling loss facilitator at Bereaved Families of Ontario – Durham Region, has written a children’s book on the experience of losing a sibling. Jenn attended and greatly benefited from the sibling loss support group at BFO Durham when she was a preteen, after the
loss of her older sister Julie.
This book touches on the lived experience of losing a sibling at a young age, and the emotions, events and feelings that come along with this difficult time as a family.
“My Sister, Marie” will be available for pick-up at the BFO Durham office this December, for a minimum donation of $20 (can be paid by cash or via e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org).
www.griefnet.org a high quality web site and a great place to start when looking for general information on grief.
www.dougy.com as different pathways for “I am a kid”.
www.teenhelp.org is a network of peer mentors who respond to emails sent by teens. Some death-related topics with both good and poor advice being given.
If you are aware of any sites about teen grief, bereavement or any other site which you feel would be useful to teens, please contact the office and let us know and we will add these links to this page, upon Board review.
**Bereaved Families of Ontario-Durham Chapter cannot be held responsible for the content or ideas
included within the links on this page or any other page in this web site**