Who Are We?
a daughter site of GriefNet.org.
GriefNet is a place where anyone dealing with grief
or major loss can come for help. They have email
support groups, resources and a bookstore.
where kids can come, to get help and to help each other.
|Why Are We On The 'Net'?
We're on the Internet because that's the way kids can meet other kids directly.
Kids all over the world can talk to each other, give advice, get help,
share stories and art, and whatever else we think of.
|How Did Start?
Elyzabeth, daughter of Cendra (founder of GriefNet), decided kids
needed their own place. She was nine then, in 1995, and teamed up with
a boy in England, Ian, who was then twelve. Together they brainstormed
the cagetories and the activities. Ian created the web site and Elyzabeth
did a lot of the writing, including a book called Kid Feelings.
Then Ian moved on and due to a computer glitch the web site got lost.
Rosie came to the rescue in the Summer of 1998, re-creating the whole
web site anew with Elyzabeth's ideas and plans. The current site
is an update from Sheri in 2006, after Elyzabeth moved on to college.
|What is our Purpose?
Our purpose is to give kids their own place to deal with
their feelings with other kids who have suffered major
losses. Kids can often help kids better than adults can,
because they understand a lot of things that adults might
not. That's why we post stories and comments and
artwork - and talk to each other in our support group kids-to-kids,
where adults can lurk, but only kids may send messages.
|What Are Our Goals?
Our goals are to reach kids all over the world and let
them know we're here, to find out what helps kids deal
with grief, and to help kids get those things that help
|How We Are Funded? What are donations actually used for?
provided free of charge to children and their parents,
as a public service. is part
the internet name for Rivendell Resources - a 501(c)(3) charitable organization
in the United States. The Internet operations of
Rivendell Resources are funded by donations, sponsorships,
sales of books and the dedication of volunteers.
|How Can Adults Get Involved?
Adults can get involved in many ways:
- They can send in resources that would help kids. They can suggest
books for kids to be included in the GriefNet
- They can donate
or volunteer to help with the many jobs that are needed to keep
GriefNet and going.
- They can also help by spreading the word, and encouraging children
to be involved, submit their stories, and / or sending in kids' artwork
for us to post on the Stories and Artwork pages.
|How do I know this is a safe place for my children?
- We have taken many precautions to make safe
for all kids:
GriefNet and are professionally directed by Cendra
Lynn, Ph.D., who is a clinical psychologist and a grief counsellor
and educator, and a certified traumatologist.
- All links are carefully reviewed before being placed
on our site to eliminate inappropriate content. We respond
immediately to messages indicating that the content of
a site we link to has changed. Our site has been approved
by Cyber Sitter, The Fam Award, and Net Nanny. If you
have any questions or problems with the site or it's links,
you can write to [email protected]