Oak Brook, IL (PRWEB) January 12, 2013
The Compassionate Friends national website was recently given the top spot in the 10 best 2012 resources on the Internet for people experiencing grief and loss. TCF’s website at http://www.compassionatefriends.org was named first by GoodTherapy.org., which describes itself as “an advocate for ethical therapy.”
The announcement from GoodTherapy.org said that “among the criteria we used to select our top 10 websites are quality and depth of content, presentation, and functionality.”
It described The Compassionate Friends as follows: “A nationwide nonprofit organization, The Compassionate Friends is designed to support and give resources to families who are coping with the death of a child. In addition to its wealth of information about healing grief, TCF holds national and regional conferences, (and) facilitates online and in-person support groups for grieving families . . . “
“This is a great honor,” says Patricia Loder, Executive Director of The Compassionate Friends. “Our national website continues to be a work in progress, but we strive to provide as much information for grieving parents, siblings, and grandparents as possible. We are continuing to enhance the resources available, which include our public website and Spanish language sub-site. There is also a Leadership Site available to provide support to our thousands of Compassionate Friends chapter leadership.”
Included in the public website is an Online Support Community (chat) with specialized rooms open most days, as well as general rooms for bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents. Twenty eight English language brochures on most areas related to grief after the death of a child have been posted on the website and are available for download for personal use. There are nine Spanish language grief brochures.
Other grief and loss websites on the top 10 list following The Compassionate Friends are: Grieving.com; MISS Foundation; Recover From Grief; The Grief Toolbox; National Alliance for Grieving Children; Navigating Grief; Bereaved Parents of the USA; Losing Your Parents; and FriendGrief. To read the full announcement, visit GoodTherapy.org
The Compassionate Friends has 650 chapters with locations in all 50 states plus Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam. A Chapter Locator on the website allows visitors to check for their nearest chapters by simply entering their Zip Code.
To learn more about The Compassionate Friends and its many programs for bereaved families, visit http://www.compassionatefriends.org and http://www.facebook.com/TCFUSA on Facebook or call toll-free 877-969-0010 from 9-6 M-F CST.