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ABOUT THE CENTER…

Formerly a Center that provided counseling services, bereavement group facilitation, in-service seminars and personal grief counseling, Rising Sun Center continues to see and ship its grief materials, including books, games, and music for retail sale.  These grief materials were created for caring adults and professionals to use with children and teens.  They have been ordered and used widely by counselors, play therapists, hospices, schools, hospitals, children’s grief centers, mental health centers and families suffering loss all over the U.S. and in other countries as well.

LOSS AND RENEWAL…

Loss is a natural part of life, and as much as we would like to shield children from the pain and heartbreak of loss, we can’t.  Pets die.  Parents  divorce.  Cancer takes the life of a grandparent.  A sibling is killed.  Grief is our natural response to loss of any kind.  Rather than trying to shield children from the pain and turmoil which loss sometimes brings, we need to help them express their grief and learn from the experiences they encounter when a loss occurs in their lives.  Supportive grieving is a journey to healing that leads to renewal.

ABOUT OUR GRIEF MATERIALS…

Our grief materials have been carefully designed and created for children and teens who may be grieving many different kinds of losses such as death (including murder and suicide), divorce, pet loss, relocation, terminal illness, incarceration of parents, physical impairment, foster care and adoption, and different kinds of trauma such as domestic violence and sexual abuse.  They include engaging games, workbooks, puppet plays, resource material, and music for children and teens, as well as the adults who care for them.  Several national book distributors include our materials in their catalogs.

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Last edited on 11/07/13.  Thank you for your interest.