When A Child Dies…
Are you a parent, partner, grandparent, sibling or close caretaker grieving the death of a child at any age, under any circumstances, however recent or long ago the loss occurred?
We are a certified Compassionate Bereavement Care Team specializing in residential and non-residential traumatic grief counseling and support for child death. Our team of licensed psychotherapists, a nurse, a bereaved parent-mentor, and experienced bereavement counselors has been trained by the MISS Foundation, in Compassionate Bereavement Counseling for Traumatic Loss (CBC).
Dr. Joanne Cacciatore and the MISS Foundation have served grieving parents for more than two decades, providing the inspiration, training and supervision for our ongoing services and development.
Our services include individual and family therapy, bereavement counseling, support groups, bereaved parent mentorship and short-term crisis residency. In emergencies we can provide these services rapidly. First consultations, support groups and mentoring are free. We take some insurance and have a sliding scale based on what you can afford. All income goes to support this service.
Zen Garland is a 501(c)3 and provides the services of the Bernie Gassman Bereavement Center for Child Death. We appreciate your donations to support our work. (www.paypal.me/zengarland)
The death of a child at any age is traumatic and understandably overwhelming and difficult to survive, whether that child dies of medical complications, illness, accident, overdose, suicide or as a victim of crime.
Our culture tries to postpone, hide and deny grief, and we certainly are not prepared to support families through the deaths of children. Instead we are encouraged to numb our pain and just keep functioning.
Yet, the death of a child is a shattering experience, often evoking feelings of despair, longing, anger, confusion, shame, numbness, guilt, loss of identity and meaning, helplessness and hopelessness.
Our mission is to provide personal, compassionate guidance and support through the death of your child. We offer a safe space so you can turn toward your grief and heal while honoring your child with both love and sorrow. Each person’s journey is unique and different as he or she goes through the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual work of grieving.
Zen Garland’s Bereavement Center is named for Zen Master Bernie Gassman, who has devoted his life to developing a socially engaged spirituality for all people of all faiths and especially for those marginalized and in need.
Our caring staff, certified in Compassionate Bereavement Care for Traumatic Loss (CBC),
is available when you need us:
Paul Kahn, LCSW, DCSW, CBC
Marion Kharem, LCSW-R
Bereaved Parent Mentor:
|Zen Garland is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization providing the services for the Bernie Gassman Bereavement Center for Child Death. We appreciate your tax deductible donations.|
Bernie Gassman Bereavement Center for Child Death
An Affiliate for the MISS Foundation
Office phone: 845-918-1071
Emergency phone: 201-616-9263