24-Hour Phone Number

(717) 560-8141

(877) 506-0149

24-Hour Phone Number

(717) 560-8141

(877) 506-0149

Pathways Resources

bitts_tish_libraryThe Pathways Center is more than just a resource and source of support for the bereaved, it is 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.

Online Grief Education & Support

The Pathways Center for Grief & Loss offers online grief education 24/7 to meet you at your own time at your own place. The Composing Life Out of Loss videos provide education about the grief journey while virtual meetings provide an opportunity for those who would like to meet with a counselor but are unable to do so due to distance or schedule. Contact us to schedule a virtual meeting with our counselor.

Pathways Newsletters

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. View the current issue 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. Materials are also available in Spanish. The library is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Workshops and Courses

Educational opportunities have been designed to address a variety of needs.

Topics include:
  • Bereavement needs for individuals who are developmentally-delayed
  • 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

Professional Training

  • When Grief is Complicated (a pre-recorded teleconference) After an overview of contemporary work on complicated grief, the program will explore creative strategies to support those struggling with complicated forms of bereavement. A local panel of experts will answer questions after this pre-recorded program. There is no cost to attend. CE credits (2.5) are available online for $21 through Hospice Foundation of America. Two date/time options are offered for this program: Wednesday, October 11, 8:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. (Registration deadline: October 6) OR Tuesday, October 17, 1:00 – 4:15 p.m. (Registration deadline: October 12). Both will be held at the Pathways Center for Grief & Loss. For more information and a flyer,  click here.  To verify professional board approvals, click here. To register online,  click here.

teach-guideA 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. For an order form, click here.

Bibliographies and Handouts

The Pathways Center for Grief & Loss provides handouts and bibliographies on coping with serious illness, grief and loss. Click here for a listing.


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.

“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.

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