Highlighted International

The MISS Foundation Conference 2005

The MISS Foundation's conference, on perinatal and pediatric death and parental bereavement support, will be held from May 26-29, 2005 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Continuing education credits will be provided for professionals and some clinical and family scholarships or partial scholarships are available.

The retreat also features a grieving "Kids Kamp" utilizing art and music therapies, talk and share sessions, and many fun activities for bereaved children.

The event is sponsored by the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Foundation.

For more information, click here to visit the conference page.

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International support organisations

A Place to Remember
Uplifting support materials and resources for those who have been touched by a crisis in pregnancy or the death of a baby.

Alive Alone
A non-profit organization that publishes a bimonthly newsletter for bereaved parents now childless and networks parents with no surviving children.

Angels for Hope 
a compassionate group offering crocheted angels to anyone in a time of need, as a reminder that someone cares

Named after the baby steps that form the long and difficult road to recovery from the loss of a child. Support, resources and dedications.

The Compassionate Friends
Grief support after the death of a child.  Offers friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings.

Center for Loss in Multiple Birth
Organisation set up by parents throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and beyond who have experienced the death of one or more, both or all of their twins or higher multiples at any time from conception through birth, infancy and childhood.

Enables participation in an exchange of stories and thoughts on messageboards and in a private, international e-mail community between those who have experienced the grieving of a pregnancy loss, intrauterine death, stillborn infant, or other perinatal, neonatal and early childhood loss.

Loss of an Infant
An online support group, set up for parents who have lost a baby but who may be unable to attend conventional meetings.  Visit the group at http://groups.aol.com/lossofaninfant

Miscarriage Support Auckland
Run by a team of volunteers of various ages who have all experienced the loss of their own babies and would like to provide emotional support and information for women and their families during and after miscarriage and subsequent pregnancies. Website contains a very useful Frequently Asked Questions resource.

Miscarriage Support Groups of New Zealand
Website containing tips for coping with miscarriage, contact information for Miscarriage Support Groups in New Zealand, resource links and online support.

The MISS Foundation
MISS is a nonprofit, volunteer based organization committed to providing emergency support to families in crisis after the death of their baby or young child from any cause.   They help families cope with the resultant feelings of overwhelming grief and loss.

Organisation offers pregnancy and infant loss support, as well as infertility and adoption support. Also strives to educate parents about their role in stillbirth prevention in their own pregnancies.

Morning Light Ministry
Morning Light Ministry is a Catholic ministry, open to all Christians and others, for parents who have experienced the death of their baby through ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death. No cost to parents seeking help. Also support for adverse prenatal diagnosis.
email for bereaved parents: morninglightministryparent@rogers.com
other enquiries: morninglightministry@rogers.com 

North Carolina, USA
The Pregnancy Loss Support Group of Catawba Valley meets at 6:00 PM on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Hickoy Chiropractic clinic, Hickory, North Carolina.  The group is facilitated by Janet Shores, RN, who has worked with families experiencing infertility and fetal/newborn loss for more than ten years.  The support group allows anyone touched by fetal or newborn 
loss to seek and accept support, learn about grief and express and accept feelings about the loss. 
Contact: Susan Bollinger, PLSG Board President
Tel:  828-326-2112 
PLSG, PO Box 3723, Hickory, North Carolina, 28603, USA.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss
The home of the US Awareness campaign. 

Remember Our Angels
An index of dedications.

Rowan Tree Bereavement Retreat
Run by bereaved parents for bereaved parents, in the Smokey Mountains, Tennessee, USA.

SANDS - Stillbirth, Miscarriage and Neonatal Death Support Western Australia (WA)
Supporting anyone in Western Australia affected by the loss of a baby through pregnancy loss,  stillbirth or neonatal death.

SHARE Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support
SHARE is a not-for-profit nondenominational organization providing support to those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth or newborn death.

SIDS Network
Support and international resources for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) or other infant death (OID).

Fathers who have experienced stillbirth, infant death, or miscarriage walk a uniquely sorrowful and challenging path. Still Fathers is a resource for men, providing support, encouragement, and 'a place to touch base'.  

Subsequent Pregnancy After a Loss Support (SPALS)
SPALS is a private mailing list, designed to offer mutual self-help in a safe environment for conducting discussions and seeking support.  Subscribers to SPALS strive to support each other through subsequent pregnancies by discussing issues that often arise in a pregnancy after a loss.