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. Click here for a current issue.

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

  • Soul Injury: Liberating Unmourned Loss & Unforgiven Guilt (a pre-recorded teleconference) Learn about the burden of Soul Injury, an emotional wound caused by unmourned loss and unforgiven guilt/shame in veterans. A local panel of experts will answer questions after this pre-recorded program. There is no cost to attend. CE credits (2) are available online for $10 through Hospice Foundation of America. This program will be held on Wednesday, November 15, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Registration deadline: November 13) at Hospice & Community Care, 685 Good Drive, Lancaster. 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, Handouts and Grief-Related Websites

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

Consultation

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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