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A series of brochures available from The Compassionate Friends have been written just for this purpose, covering many aspects of the grief process experienced by the family and those who care about them. All brochures have been written by bereaved parents, siblings, and/or grandparents and have gone through a review process, often in conjunction with professionals in the field.
All our brochures are available in print free on request to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. A resource pack of information and brochures is also available on request.
Please contact the Drop in Centre by phone or email and they will be posted to you.
Our brochures and pamphlets available include:
Some of these brochures plus additional ones are available online from other TCF Chapters:
TCF Victoria also have a new brochure available for employers How To Be A Compassionate Employer.
There are many videos online to assist with the grieving process provided by TCF Chapters world wide.
The TCF Queensland YouTube Channel provides the following videos of members sharing their experiences of grief and loss.
We would like to thank Aaron Shambrook for his assistance in the production of these videos.
The Compassionate Friends USA YouTube channel provides an extensive library of online videos and webinars to assist parents and families grieving the loss of a child.
The Compassionate Friends, Victoria also provide an online series of videos of bereaved parents and siblings sharing their experiences.
The Open To Hope Show is a weekly 1 hour web-radio show at http://opentohope.com/ featuring Dr Gloria Horsley, TCF’s Professional Advisor (a bereaved parent), and Dr Heidi Horsley (a bereaved sibling), which covers the subject of grief for families after the death of a child.
Shows cover such topics as: A Child Dies--What to Expect and How Long Does it Take?; Grief in the Workplace; Where Does Sadness End and Depression Begin After the Death of a Child?; Faith, Brokenness, and Healing After the Death of a Child; and integrate listener calls and questions.
All shows are broadcast live on the web on Thursdays USA time with an archive of past shows available to listen to.