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Additional support

There are a number of organizations that focus on providing support to people facing specific kinds of adversity. If you’re looking for more specialized help, here are a few places to start.

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  • Grief & Loss
  • Health, Illness & Injury
  • Abuse & Sexual Assault
  • Divorce & Family Challenges
  • Hate & Violence
  • Incarceration
  • Raising Resilient Kids

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Grief & Loss

HealGrief

HealGrief offers a virtual place for those who have lost someone to memorialize their loved one and provides resources to support a healthy grief recovery.

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  • Educational resources about understanding grief
  • Advice for helping children cope with grief
  • Advice for coping with the death of a child
  • Guide for how to help someone who is grieving
  • In-person groups for grieving college students
  • Advice for college students on supporting a grieving friend
  • Advice for grieving college students

National Alliance for Grieving Children

The National Alliance for Grieving Children supports kids who have lost a loved one by sharing advice and connecting them to local support programs.

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  • Advice for supporting grieving kids
  • Webinars about childhood grief
  • Tools to find organizations and camps for grieving kids

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

TAPS offers peer support and a 24/7 helpline for all those grieving the death of a loved one who served in the armed forces.

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Good Grief

Good Grief helps kids and their families cope and build resilience following the death of a loved one.

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  • Advice for supporting grieving kids
  • Guide for navigating the holidays as a family
  • Advice for talking about grief at work

Wendt Center for Loss and Healing

The Wendt Center for Loss and Healing helps people who are experiencing grief rebuild a sense of hope.

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Moyer Foundation

The Moyer Foundation brings grieving kids together to process grief and provides tools to help them restore hope.

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Health, Illness & Injury

Cancer Navigation

LIVESTRONG Cancer Navigation provides personalized information and support services for anyone affected by cancer, including patients, survivors, families, and educators.

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Hidden Heroes

Hidden Heroes connects military caregivers to a community of peers, vetted resource directory, and online trainings.

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American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society provides access to online communities and self-care advice for cancer patients, survivors, and families.

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RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association offers peer support and practical guides for both women and men (and their loved ones) living with infertility.

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PACER Center

The PACER Center offers practical guidance for youth with disabilities, their families, and educators to help each person thrive.

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  • Guides to managing kids' emotional health
  • Self-care guides for kids with disabilities
  • Advice for educators on working with families with disabilities

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI helps people affected by mental illness navigate daily challenges by connecting them to relevant information and peer support groups.

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Easterseals

Easterseals offers a range of support services nationwide for people with disabilities and their families, to help people of all abilities reach their full potential.

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Abuse & Sexual Assault

National Domestic Violence Hotline

The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides immediate support for those affected by domestic violence, as well as information about healthy relationships and finding help for yourself or others.

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  • Guide to getting help and 24/7 hotline
  • Guides for identifying abuse
  • Guide to what a healthy relationship looks like
  • Advice for helping friends and family
  • Help for abusive partners

loveisrespect

Loveisrespect empowers young people to prevent and end abusive relationships by helping them recognize healthy and unhealthy relationships and get help for themselves or others.

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  • Guide to finding help and 24/7 hotline
  • Guide to getting help for someone else
  • Help for abusive partners
  • Guide to what a healthy relationship looks like
  • Guides for identifying abuse

FUTURES Without Violence

FUTURES provides innovative resources to prevent and end violence against women and children.

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  • Fact sheets on domestic, sexual, and workplace violence
  • Tools to address teen dating violence
  • Resources to build resilience in children exposed to violence
  • Tools to address sexual assault on campus
  • Tools for men to prevent dating violence
  • Tools for dealing with domestic, dating, and sexual violence

National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)

The National Network to End Domestic Violence offers support to people escaping abusive relationships and empowers survivors to build new lives.

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  • Advice for identifying abusive situations
  • Advice for people experiencing domestic violence
  • Guide to protecting sensitive information online
  • 24/7 hotline

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

RAINN offers programs and services to help prevent sexual violence and assist survivors in all stages of recovery.

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Wendt Center for Loss and Healing

The Wendt Center for Loss and Healing helps people who have experienced trauma rebuild a sense of safety and hope.

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Divorce & Family Challenges

LIVESTRONG Fertility Services

LIVESTRONG Fertility Services provides individualized information and support for cancer patients and survivors at risk of infertility.

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RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association offers peer support and practical guides for both women and men (and their loved ones) living with infertility.

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Splitopia

Splitopia offers advice to help people address divorce and separation cooperatively and build healthy lives afterward.

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  • Articles on coping and thriving
  • Articles on co-parenting
  • Advice for what to say to a friend facing divorce
  • Advice on reassuring children about divorce
  • Guide to the principles of parting

Moyer Foundation

The Moyer Foundation brings together kids affected by substance abuse in their families and provides tools to help them restore hope.

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  • Camps for youth affected by a family member's substance abuse
  • Advice for talking with kids about addiction

Hate & Violence

Hollaback!

Hollaback! teaches individuals, bystanders, and schools how to respond to street harassment and build a more inclusive public space.

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HeartMob

HeartMob connects people who have experienced online harassment to a support community and offers safety and self-care guides.

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The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project provides community and life-affirming resources for LGBTQ kids and teens and crisis counseling for those thinking of suicide.

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Family Equality Council

The Family Equality Council connects LGBTQ parents across the country to share advice and encourage the acceptance of all families.

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  • Groups for LGBTQ parents
  • Guide for talking to children about your family structures
  • Guide for family discussions about political attacks
  • Tools for creating inclusive schools
  • "Ask the Experts" forum

PFLAG

PFLAG helps LGBTQ people and their allies cultivate individual pride, supportive families, and safe communities.

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  • Guide to "Be Yourself" for LGBTQ youth
  • Guides for families of LGBTQ youth
  • Answers to questions for allies
  • Advice for creating safe schools

GLSEN

GLSEN helps students and educators foster a safe and affirming learning environment for everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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National Center for Transgender Equality

The National Center for Transgender Equality empowers people to address transgender discrimination and violence in their own lives and in their communities.

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  • Answers to questions about transgender people
  • Guide for responding to hate crimes
  • Guide to being a good ally

Incarceration

Sesame Street

Sesame Street offers bilingual multimedia tools for parents and providers to help kids coping with the incarceration of a loved one.

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  • Guide to staying connected
  • Advice for answering kids' questions
  • Guide to talking about feelings

Root & Rebound

Root & Rebound provides guides for individuals preparing for reentry and their families.

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Raising Resilient Kids

The Mindset Kit

The Mindset Kit by PERTS provides tools for teachers, parents, and mentors to help kids develop a growth mindset and a sense of belonging.

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  • Educational resources about a growth mindset
  • Advice for teachers on celebrating mistakes
  • Guide for educators on teaching belonging
  • Advice for parents on instilling a growth mindset in children
  • Guide for mentors on applying growth mindset strategies
  • Guide to praising the process, not the person

Fostering Resilience

Fostering Resilience offers information for parents and professionals to help kids build resilience and tools for teens to manage stress and seek help.

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Sesame Street

Sesame Street offers bilingual multimedia tools for parents and providers to help kids build resilience.

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The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project provides community and life-affirming resources for LGBTQ kids and teens and crisis counseling for those thinking of suicide.

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GLSEN

GLSEN helps students and educators foster a safe and affirming learning environment for everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center

PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center offers practical guidance for students, educators, and parents to address bullying and promote safe environments for all youth.

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  • Activities for students and teachers to address bullying
  • Guide to helping children deal with bullying
  • Advice for teens experiencing bullying
  • Advice for kids experiencing bullying
  • Guide to standing up against bullying