Support for Grieving Siblings

Children’s Books

*Just so you know, while there are links to purchase the books provided for you here, we receive no proceeds from your purchase through these links.*

Our Heaven Baby : A book about miscarriage and the hope of Heaven.

We Were Gonna Have a Baby, But We Had an Angel Instead : A book about miscarriage from the perspective of the big brother in the family.

Something Very Sad Happened: A Toddler’s Guide to Understanding Death : Intended to be read to two- and three-year-old children to help them understand death and process the loss of a loved one. Written at a developmental level that is appropriate for two- and three-year-olds, the story explains death; lets children know that it is okay to feel sad; and reassures children that they can still love the person who died, and the person who died will always love them.

The Invisible String : Excellent for younger children who you may need to be separated from during a hospital stay. “A bestselling picture book about the unbreakable connections between loved ones. The Invisible String offers a very simple approach to overcoming loneliness, separation, or loss with an imaginative twist that children easily understand and embrace, and delivers a particularly compelling message in today’s uncertain times.”

Something Happened: A Book for Children and Parents Who Have Experienced Pregnancy Loss : “This beautifully illustrated, simple, clear story is designed to help a young child understand what has happened when there has been a pregnancy loss. The book addresses the sadness that a child experiences when the anticipated baby has died. The child’s fears and feelings of guilt are addressed as well as other confusing feelings. Perhaps most important, the book includes the family’s experience of going on with life while always remembering their baby. The child reading the book is left with a sense of reassurance that life continues and he is still a vital part of a loving family. “

Local Indianapolis Support Groups & Camps

Brooke’s Place for Grieving Young People

Provides support groups, therapy services, and community education to empower children, teens, young adults, and their families in the midst of grief.

Support groups for ages 3-20+ who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or loved one. Meets twice per month on Thursday evenings. Adult groups at the same time. Contact (317)705-9650 or visit www.brookesplace.org for more information. 

Camp Healing Tree is a weekend camp for grieving children and teens ages 7 to 17, sponsored by Brooke’s Place of Indianapolis.

August 23 – 25, 2019

Register here.

For more information, call 317-705-9650 .

Camp Erin® is a free week-end grief camp for children and teens, ages 6-17 that have experienced the death of someone close to them in the past year.

September 13 – 15, 2019

Register for the waitlist here.

Phone: 317-621-4227
E-mail: CampErin@eCommunity.com