Links & Resources

Here are some other resources Fathers Forever is aware of that may be of interest or help to men who have experienced the death of their child.

www.webhealing.com – web site of Tom Golden, LCSW, internationally known psychotherapist, author, and speaker on the topic of healing from loss

www.compassionatefriends.org
– web site of The Compassionate Friends (TCF), a national self-help support organization, which assists families in the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child.  TCF Boston chapter meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at Trinity Church in Copley Square, (617) 539-6424

www.bereavedparentsusa.org – web site of Bereaved Parents of the USA,  a national non-profit self-help group

www.athealth.com – provider of mental health information and services for mental health practitioners and those they serve; see article about parental grief

 

WORTH READING

Gone Too Soon, a memoir by Fathers Forever member Jonathan Baer, about his grief journey following the death of his daughter, Samantha. Read a review of Jon’s moving book.

The Courage to Move On” – article about what one couple did after the death of their daughter, from Parade Magazine, 1/23/07.

Swallowed by a Snake: The Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing by Tom Golden – book about men’s experiences grieving loss through history and across cultures.

Riding With the Blue Moth by Bill Hancock – memoir published in 2005 of a father’s cross-country bicycle trip following the death of his son in the 2001 airplane crash that took the lives of 10 members of the OK State basketball team and support staff.

Andy’s Mountain: Fathers Grieve Too – A Journey Through Grief by Dwight L. Patton – contains the author’s observations and conclusions about grief from the death of a child. He describes techniques for working through grief that may be helpful for a bereaved father.

Healing a Father’s Grief by William H. Schatz – Covers role problems which include: macho man, competitor, protector, provider, problem solver, controller, and then overcoming role problems. Contains many good suggestions.