Ponte Vedra Valley is hosting a support group for parents who are suffering from the devastating loss of a child.
Our goal for Parents With Hope is to provide a support system in an informal setting for parents who are facing each new day without their child. We are here to help with grief support after the death of a child. The group will be led by other parents in our community who have been forced to live with this unexpected loss and now feel the desire to reach out and provide contact with other grieving parents. It is the single desire of our group to provide a place of comfort and strength by sharing our stories, our pain and our laughter as well as our tears with others who can relate.
Sessions are planned for once a month, but we are flexible if more meetings are desired.
Our support group will be offered free of charge and registration is not required.
If you are interested in joining our group or if you have any questions about Parents With Hope,
Ponte Vedra Valley
4750 Palm Valley Road
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
904-285-1130 or 904-704-0036
|Our meetings are currently scheduled for the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm, with flexibility if more meetings are desired.
|January 7, 2014
February 4, 2014
March 4, 2014
|April 1, 2014
May 6, 2014
June 3, 2014
|July 1, 2014
August 5, 2014
September 2, 2014
|October 7, 2014
November 4, 2014
December 2, 2014
- Abbott, Susan Shibley.
For any parent who has lost a child to a terminal illness.
- Bernstein, Judith.
When the Bough Breaks: Forever After the Death of a Son or
Daughter A sensitive exploration through the concept that parents donít recover from the loss of a
child, they adapt. Offers ways to re-build your life.
- Finkbeiner, Ann.
After the Death of a Child: Living with Loss through the Years
A comforting book that examines the continuing love a parent feels for their child and ways to
preserve that bond even after death.
- Fumia, Molly.
Living Through the Grief of Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Death
Author chronicles the death of her son, while embracing the emotional journey of grief and
- Housden, Maria.
A heartwarming and detailed account of a motherís grief. This is a beautifully written story about
the impact that three year old Hannahís life and death has had and continues to have on a family
and community that had to deal with a childís terminal cancer. A sensitive, realistic and
descriptive book that describes the pain and suffering of death, dying and grief. Through one
motherís journey, the reader will discover a newfound view of spirituality, truth, humor, hope and
the special gifts of life and death.
- Maurer, Linda.
Standing Beside You- A Book for Bereaved Parent
Hope and encouragement for the future. Deals with death of an only child.
- McCracken & Semel.
A Broken Heart Still Beats: After Your Child Dies
A collection of writings exploring the death of a child, including works from Wm. Shakespear,
Albert Camus, and Raymond Carver.
- Mehren, Elizabeth.
After the Darkest Hour, the Sun Will Shine Again
A bereaved mother tells her story and the story of others. Describes grief as a transforming
- Rosof, Barbara.
The Worst Loss: How families heal from the death of a child
A practical book by a child psychotherapist who has worked with several bereaved families.
- Schiff, Harriet.
The Bereaved Parent
A classic book written by a bereaved mother for parents whose child has died and for all who want
to help them.
- Wiitala, Geri.
Heatherís Return: The Amazing Story of a Child's Communications from
Beyond the Grave A sincere search for meaning after the loss of a child. Deals with religious
questioning and the power of coincidence after the authorís daughter dies from a cancer-related
- Wolfelt, Alan.
Healing a Parentís Grieving Heart- 100 Practical Ideas
Compassionate advice and simple activities to help parents understand and reconcile their grief.
- Greene, Constance.
Beat the Turtle Drum
A thirteen year-old deals with the death of her sister.
- Gryte, Marilyn.
No New Baby
For siblings who have a baby die before birth. Ages 4-8 years.
- Johnson, Joy & Marv.
A short, simple story to help children ages 2-5 years cope with infant sibling loss.
- Rothman, Juliet.
A Birthday Present for Daniel
A young girl seeks to understand and validate her feelings after her brother dies.
- Sims, Alicia.
Am I still A Sister?
An 11 year-old girl tells the story about her brother who died from brain cancer.
- Temes, Roberta.
The Empty Place
A third graderís sister dies of a serious illness and bonds with his babysitter whose brother died in
an accident. For ages: 7-12 years.
- Turner, Barbara.
A Little Bit of Rob
A heart-warming story about a girlís brother who died. Deals with children trying to keep their
grief-related feelings from their parents. Ages 5-9 years.
- Yeomans, Ellen.
Lost and Found
A young girl searches for comfort and meaning after her sister dies.