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Grieving/Youth Violence Resources

● GRIEVING/YOUTH VIOLENCE RESOURCES ●

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Children’s Crisis Treatment Center

Provides high quality mental health services to Philadelphia’s neediest children and their families. Programs include: outpatient mental health services; post-traumatic assistance for children who have experienced a severe emotional trauma; family support; and WRAP around services- 1080 North Delaware Avenue, Suite 600- 215-496-0707, ask for intake.
www.cctckids.org

The Center For Grieving Children

The Center for Grieving Children provides free peer support groups to children ages 4-18 and their caregivers who have experienced the death of someone close to them.  The Center helps children grieving a death heal and grow through their grief, while strengthening families, communities, and professionals’ understanding of how best to respond to their needs. Peer support groups are located in various locations across the city. The main location is 3300 Henry Ave, Suite 110,  Phone number 267-437-3123.

Peter’s Place

Peter’s Place aims to provide a safe and supportive environment for grieving children and families and acts as a community resource to foster understanding of the effects of death and grief. 150 N. Rador, Suite F130-Chester Road- Radnor PA- Call (610) 687-5150.
www.petersplaceonline.org

UNITE, Inc Grief Support

UNITE offers grieve support to families after miscarriage, still birth or infant death. Please go to their site for locations and details here unitegriefsupport.org or call 888-488-6483.

 

Sesame Street Grieving Resources for kids

Great site to help families with grief. Click www.sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/grief for help.

Final Farewell

Final Farewell provides financial assistance, advice and guidance to grieving families from all religions and backgrounds so they may provide an affordable and decent funeral for their loved child. Call 215 870-8110 or go to www.finalfarewell.org

Bereavement Support Services

Through the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, offers bereavement counseling and/or referrals to appropriate resources for parents who have experienced a late fetal loss or the death of an infant or child. Call 215-685-7411 for help. http://www.phila.gov/health/medicalexaminer/BereavementSupport.html

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Amazing resources for health care providers and families working with children affected by stress.
www.nctsnet.org

Penn Center for Youth and Family Trauma Resopnse and Recovery

The Penn Center for Youth and Family Trauma Response and Recovery (CYFTRR) offers the most effective treatments for children, adolescents and their families who are suffering from symptoms of traumatic stress and other difficulties after exposure to violence, crime and abuse. 3535 Market Street or Hall Mercer at 245 South 8th Street. Call 215-829-5467.

www.med.upenn.edu/traumaresponse

After the Injury

Website to help children recover from physical and emotional injury and trauma.
www.aftertheinjury.org

Intensive Prevention Services

Intensive Prevention Services is an early intervention program for children and adolescents ages 10­-17 years old who demonstrate high ­risk behaviors or at ­risk behaviors. This site ­based program provides after school programming, community service opportunities, mentoring, recreational activities, work preparation programs,social and emotional skills building, and family therapy.Address: 2700 N. 17th Street, Suite 200 Lehigh Pavilion Philadelphia, PA 19132
Phone number: 215­-940­-0550. http://paan1989.org/intensive-prevention-services-ips-2/

Anti-Violence Partnership (AVP)-Counseling Center

A the AVP Counseling Center, counseling is provided, free of charge, to adult and child co-victims of homicide and victims who have been traumatized by other forms of violence. AVP’s licensed counselors have specialized training and experience in assisting co-victims homicide and victims of crime. 2000 Hamilton Street, Suite 300 Call 215-567-6776 for info.
http://avpphila.org/counseling-center/

Cease Fire Philadelphia

Call Cease Fire to stop violence from happening 215-913-6917. Go to www.philaceasefire.com to learn more.