Children's Hospital Colorado Bereavement Services has three films that are available for parents and professionals to better understand the experience of bereaved parents and their surviving children.
Grieving and Hope: Living With the Death of Your Child
This film was made by bereaved parents for bereaved parents
It was made with the hope of lessening the isolation felt by parents who have had a child die - isolation from the world of non-bereaved parents, isolation from family and isolation from friends. It is a video of peers who reinforce that parents are not alone in their struggle to move toward a 'new normal'. It can also be shown to family members and friends to encourage their understanding. For professionals, this film can help others who would like to understand the experience of bereaved parents.
A Dad's Journey Through Grief
This film was made by bereaved fathers for bereaved fathers
It reinforces that dads follow their own path as they journey through grief. It can be shown to family members and friends to encourage their understanding of a father's grief. It also offers women insight into a male's experience. For professionals, this film can help others who would like to understand the experience of bereaved fathers.
Tender Healing: A Sibling's Journey Through Grief
A film for children of all ages who have suffered the loss of a sibling
It was created to offer a glimpse into the often overlooked perspective of grieving children with the hope that they will realize they are not alone. Understanding that every child's grief is unique, the film communicates how brothers and sisters can deal with their complex emotions, cope with the day-to-day pain of facing death at a young age, and honor and remember their siblings.
With inspirational insights tenderly conveyed through the voices of children, this short film can be a resource to help parents recognize and understand the fears, confusion, and grieving behavior of their surviving children. It is also designed to help professionals understand the journey of bereaved children. (Available in DVD only)
How to Order Bereavement Films
These films are available at no cost to parents and a minimal cost of $10 for professionals. They can be ordered in VHS or DVD format.
Parents, please call and leave a message with your name, address and phone number to the Bereavement Coordinator (720-777-6978).
Professionals, please print and send in the film order form (.pdf) with payment.