Community Grief Resources
The Pathways Center is more than just a resource and source of support for anyone who is bereaved. We are also a resource to others who support the bereaved — extended family, friends, clergy, therapists, school personnel and employers. Anyone can contact us for more information about the following options.
The Pathways newsletter is published every other month and contains information about the natural grief process, as well as upcoming support groups and educational opportunities. To view the current issue of the Pathways newsletter, please click here.
Pathways Resource Library
Books, magazines, professional journals, videos, DVDs and audiotapes on a wide variety of grief-related topics are available. These materials are helpful to both the bereaved and those seeking to support them. Some materials are available in Spanish. The library is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
- Bereavement needs for individuals who are
- Care for the caregiver
- Compassion fatigue and burnout
- Coping with the holidays
- Facilitating grief support groups
- Helping children cope with illness and loss
- Living with serious illness
- Grief and loss in the nursing home
- School crisis response
- Supporting the bereaved
- Understanding grieving teens
- When death impacts the school
- Workplace grief
Good Grief Clubs
Good Grief Clubs provide a safe and comfortable place for students to explore, recognize, express and accept their feelings. Through discussion and activities, students learn about themselves and explore effective ways to cope with a death. They become reassured that their feelings are normal, and come away from the group with a stronger understanding of themselves and how to cope with future losses. Using a "train the trainer" model, Pathways Center counselors provide a curriculum and co-facilitate a seven-week grief group in your school.
A Teacher's Guide to the Grieving Student
Small and concise, this booklet is a useful tool for all school personnel. Contents include common reactions to grief according to developmental stages, various types of losses, guidelines and specific suggestions, questions for adults to reflect upon regarding their own grief experiences, a bibliography of books and articles for children and adults and other grief resource options. Click here for an order form.
The Pathways Center staff is available to provide resources and direction for those who may be facing unique situations. Please contact us for more information or individual attention to your need.
For more information about other useful Web sites pertaining to end of life, as well as grief and loss, click here.
Bibliographies and Handouts
For printable copies of our bibliographies and handouts on a variety of illness and loss-related issues, click here.
"Your presentation was extremely helpful and informative. It gave me valuable insights into the grieving process and was beneficial to me both personally and professionally."
~ Susan S.
Pathways Center for Grief & Loss
4075 Old Harrisburg Pike, Mount Joy, PA 17552
(717) 391-2413 or (800) 924-7610
En español: (717) 391-2440