Additional Resources

About National Resources

The National Alliance for Children’s Grief (NACG) maintains a directory of member grief centers and professionals across the nation. Ryan’s Place is a member of the NACG.

The NACG Mission

The National Alliance for Children’s Grief promotes awareness of the needs of children and teens grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who wants to support them… Because all grieving children deserve a chance to heal.

About the Alliance

The National Alliance for Children’s Grief (NACG) provides a network for nationwide communication between hundreds of professionals and volunteers who want to share ideas, information and resources with each other to better support the grieving children and families they serve in their own communities. Through this network, the NACG offers online education, hosts an annual symposium on children’s grief, maintains a national data base of children’s bereavement support programs and promotes national awareness to enhance public sensitivity to the issues impacting grieving children and teens.

Suicide Prevention Resources

Suicide Prevention Lifeline-The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’re committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness. For more information click here

Crisis Text Line – 741741

The Dougy Center Podcast –

Grief Out Loud

“Remember the last time you tried to talk about grief and suddenly everyone left the room? Hosted by Jana DeCristofaro and produced by Dougy Center, Grief Out Loud is opening up this often avoided conversation because grief is hard enough without having to go through it alone. We bring you a mix of personal stories, tips for supporting children, teens, and yourself, and interviews with professionals. Platitude and cliché-free, we promise!”

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Lending Library

Bonnie Maggert Memorial Library

Ryan’s Place has a wonderful lending library full of books for both adults and children that cover a wide range of topics pertaining to death and grief. Many of our children’s books come with activities to help children begin to process their grief.

The Bonnie Maggert Memorial Library was started in 2006 in memory of a Ryan’s Place volunteer, Bonnie Maggert, who had died shortly after beginning her work as a facilitator. This library is open to anyone that may be in need of some literature to help them or their children on their grief journey.

To find out how to check out a book you can call our office at 574-535-1000.

Lending Library Spreadsheet

More Resources

Super Sibs

Nonprofit organization to honor, support and recognize brothers and sisters of children with cancer.

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Cancer Care

An online bulletin board offering support for siblings.

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Cancer Source Kids

For kids with cancer, siblings and parents.

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The Arc

Peer support and education for brothers and sisters of people with special health/developmental needs.

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