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Estrella Mailí Foundation

The mission of the Estrella Maili Foundation, is to offer support and understanding to bereaved parents, siblings, grandparents in their grief process, so they can resolve their grief in a positive way. Currently, the Foundation is "virtual", but I hope that in the near future it can have a physical presence.


Elizabeth's Story

Parental Grief and the Sense of Future

Grief: A Healthy Expression of Pain

Books in English

Bolton, I. & Mitchell C. (1996). My Son, My Son. Atlanta: Bolton Press.

Bowlby, J. (1980). Attachment and Loss: Loss, Sadness and Depression. Vol.3 New York: Basic Books.

Chance, S. (1992). Stronger Than Death: When Suicide Touches Your Life. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.

Finkbeiner, A. K. (1996). After the Death of a Child: Living with Loss Through the Years. New York: The Free Press.

Gilbert, K. R. & Smart, L. S. (1992). Coping with Infant or Fetal Loss: The Couple's Healing Process. New York: Brunner/Mazel Pub. Co.

Goldman, Linda. Life & Loss: A Guide to Help Grieving Children

Goldman, Linda. Breaking the Silence: A Guide to Help Children with Complicated Grief

Hobbie, D. (1996). Being Brett. Chronicle of a Daughter's Death. New York: John Macrae Book.

Kagan (Klein), H. (1998). Gili's Book. A Journey into Bereavement for Parents and Counselors. New York: Teachers College Press, Columbia University.

Kagan (Klein), H. (1996). Parental Bereavement: The Readjustment Model-Inward and Outward Steps. Highlights: Houston Psychological Association.

Klass, D. Silverman, P. R. & Nickman, S. L. (Eds.) (1996). Continuing Bonds. Washington, D.C: Taylor & Francis.

Klass, D. (1999). The Spiritual Lives of Bereaved Parents. Philadelphia: Brunner/Mazel.

McCracken, A. & Mary Semel (1998). A Broken Heart Still Beats. Center City: Hazelden.

Lord, J. H. (1987). No Time for Goodbyes. Ventura: Pathfinder Publishing.

Puryear, A. (1996). Stephen Lives! My Son Stephen: His Life, Suicide and Afterlife. New York: Pocket Books.

Rando, T. A. (1986). Parental Loss of a Child. Champaign: Research Press.

Rosof, B. D. (1994). The Worst Loss. How Families Heal from the Death of a Child. New York: Henry Holt and Company, Inc.

Sanders, C. M. (1992). How to Survive the Loss of a Child. Filling the Emptiness and Rebuilding Your Life. Rocklin: Prima Publishing.

Schiff, S. H. (1977). The Bereaved Parent. New York: Penguin Books.



A Place to Remember
Books about infant death

Alive Alone
An organization for the bereaved parents, whose only child or all children are deceased.
11115 Dull Robinson Road
Van Werf, OH 45891

Bereaved Parents
1717 South Puget Sound
Tacoma, Washington, 98405

Bereaved Families Online
Bereaved helping the bereaved lear to live with grief.
36 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 602
Toronto, Ontario M4R 1A1
(416) 440-0290
Fax: (416) 440-440-0304

Living with Loss magazine
A magazine about bereavement and hope.
(888) 604HOPE
5125 North Union Blvd, Suite 4
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Bereavement Poems and Articles
Poems and articles for those suffering from grief and loss. Bereavement Poems and Articles covers a variety of topics to provide inspiration and comfort for the bereaved plus an online memorial tribute.

Center for Grief, Loss and Transition
The Center for Grief, based in St. Paul, Minnesota, provides specialized therapy and education in the areas of complicated grief, trauma, and life transition.

Center for Loss and Life Transition
Dr. Alan Wolfelt
3735 Broken Bow Road
Ft. Collins, CO 80526

Grief and Healing
A Web page for parents that have lost children to death.

Grupo Renacer
Organization that offers support to parents that have lost children. They have Chapters in Spain, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile.

A support group for suicide survivers. The facilitators are not mental health professionals, but have survived the suicide of a loved one.
2956 S. Wolf Street
Denver, CO 80236

Hope for Bereaved
Support group that offers counseling and a variety of other services.
4500 Onodaga Boulevard
Syracuse, NY 13219

MISS - Mothers in Sympathy and Support
Offers support to parents after the death of their baby, stillbirth, SIDS, neonatal death

The Compassionate Friends
An organization that offers support, understanding and solidarity to parents and siblings in their grief process. Its main objective is to help parents resolve their grief in a positive way and support their efforts to recover their mental and physical health.
P.O. Box 3696
Oak Brook, IL 60522-3696


Other Resources

In Memory of Mariana Lujan Castillo
A tribute to our daughter Mariana Lujan Castillo.

Centering Corporation

Compassion Books

Counseling for Loss and Life Changes

Crisis, Grief and Healing

Daniel's House Publications

Fundación Paniamor

Fundación Verde Esmeralda

Gili's Place
A place for contemplation that offers resources for understanding parent bereavement.

Mourning Has Broken
A Collection of Creative Writing about Grief and Healing
Edited by Mara Koven, M.A. and Liz Pearl, M.Ed.
Foreword by Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D.
© KOPE Associates, 2004

Good Grief




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