Resilient Parenting for Bereaved Families
What is Resilient Parenting?
  • “Resilient parenting” refers to the many things that parents and caregivers do to help their bereaved children deal with their grief and thrive.

  • Research finds that parenting has a powerful effect on strengthening the resilience of bereaved children.

  • Arizona State University has identified five key building blocks – self-care, strong family bonds, listening, setting rules, and helping children cope – that parents and caregivers can use to promote resilience of their bereaved children.

Join a Group at Uplift

At Uplift Center for Grieving Children, Resilient Parenting for Bereaved Families (RPBF) is a 10-week series of groups in which caregivers learn tools to implement into their family routine. Set up as a supportive space with other grieving caregivers, RPBF participants learn to meet the needs of grieving children they care for, while also dealing with their own grief. Groups meet virtually on Zoom.

Who It's For

RPBF is for any caregiver of a child or children who has recently experienced the death of another caregiver. At least three months need to have passed since the caregiver’s death. Anyone who provided care to the grieving child is considered a caregiver in RPBF, including parents, grandparents, siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles, family friends, and legal guardians.

How to Learn More and Sign Up

Call Uplift’s Philly HopeLine (1-833-PHL-HOPE), a free and confidential helpline staffed by our Master’s degree-level clinicians, to learn more about upcoming RPBF cycles. Our hours of operation are Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Friday, 1 – 4 p.m.