The Professional Advisory Committee is a volunteer group which oversees the programs and services provided by BFO-MR. It ensures that we are consistently meeting the needs of our community members. Please see below for various resources about death and grief.
Grief Relief TV (on Youtube)
Episode 1: Handling the Loss of a Child
Episode 2: Spouse Loss
Episode 3: Coping with Pregnancy Loss and Infertility
Episode 4: Bereaved Siblings
Episode 6: Traumatic Loss
Episode 9: Friends and Death
Episode 12: Families Coping with Suicide
Episode 19: Men Women on Death
Youtube video about PAIL and a woman’s struggle to cope with her miscarriage
A video about grief from Bereaved Families of Ontario – Hamilton/Burlington Chapter
The Adventure of Grief: Dr Geoff Warburton at TEDxBrighton
Beyond Closure: Nancy Berns at TEDxDesMoines
BFO-MR Facebook Page includes resources and updates of upcoming events:
Blog written by the Executive Director of the Miss Foundation (US)
A collection of grievers who scrapbook and journal their experience of grief
The Grief Spot – A blog about life with grief. This is the journey that ensues while you learn to cope and adjust to the new identity grief leaves you with.
Refuge in Grief – Articles about how to live inside grief, and articles written for the witness to grief.
The Grief Recovery Method: By The Grief Recovery Institute
The Compassionate Friends: Supporting a Family After A Child Dies
Open to Hope: Finding Hope After Loss
Centre for Loss and Trauma– Dr. Joanne Cacciatore (ED of the MISS Foundation and Bereaved Mother)
From Ainsley – A family beautifully documents their journey from first finding their newborn was ill to holding her during her last breaths and how this experience has changed them.
Letters to Leia – A mother writes of her journey back to light and life after the darkest days she ever knew through letters to her children.
Ambiguous Loss Research Theory and Practic Rflections after 911-Boss 2004– This article contains an overview of three decades of research, theory development, and clinical application about ambiguous loss.
Grieving Parents from a Child of Mine – “Unfortunately many of us will find ourselves in the devastating situation where a friend, sibling or perhaps a neighbour loses a child. What do you say? What should you do?”
Understanding Love and Loss Through My Dad’s Necktie– A short article by a young woman who’s father committed suicide when she was a child.
Sam and Finn by Kate Polley– Kate wrote a book explaining to her son Finn about the death of his twin Sam. This book is appropriate for children.
The Real Work of Grieving– “Grief on the farm is even harder than grief in town. Neighbours are farther. Memories are closer. But it can help if you know how to work at it.”
Glow in the Woods Blog- “Parents of lost babies and potential of all kinds: come here to share the technicolour, the vividness, the despair, the heart-broken-open, the compassion we learn for others, having been through this mess — and see it reflected back at you, acknowledged, understood.”