Bereaved parents


Monthly Parent Gatherings

Moms Gatherings
Our moms’ group meets the third Tuesday of every month from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: For address, please RSVP to sspccnewsletter@gmail.
What do we do at our monthly gatherings? After a time to chat and get acquainted, we then have a group discussion.  The topic is focused on helping each of us move forward on our individual bereavement journey. It’s helpful to hear how others have managed their journey. There’s plenty of time for questions. We do have to be careful to manage our time limitations, but there’s plenty of time for questions.

Dads Gatherings
Dads who are interested in attending a group for fathers who have lost a child should contact David Contreras at 916-871-6495.

Newly Bereaved Moms
We are currently developing a group for moms who have lost a child in the past 12 months.  In the meantime, we hope you will join us at our regular monthly mom’s gathering. grief

One-on-One Support

If you are interested in learning more about our local chapter of Bereaved Parents of the USA,  or want individual support after the loss of a child, please email your request to  A team member will respond and provide you one-on-one support.

 We are here to help.

Meeting Notes

Perhaps you wanted to attend one of our mom’s gatherings, but it just didn’t work out.  Or, you might have forgotten to bring home a copy of the discussion handouts.  You can access speaker notes, discussion recaps, and links to additional resources that were presented during our meeting!  Just click on a topic to access the information.

Identity Crisis – Facilitated by Chris Harder, Zack’s Mom

Reconciliation Markers Along Your Path of Grief – Facilitated by Jean Johnson, Judena’s Mom

Healing for a Mother’s Heart – Facilitated by Donna Hogue, Trevor’s Mom

The Birdhouse Project – A metaphor for Hope and Healing after a Crisis, created by Kris Munsch, presented by members of the Sacramento-South Placer Chapter of the Bereaved Parents of the USA

True Confessions of a Grieving Mother – Facilitated by Heidi Crosbie, Scott & Christopher’s Mom

Thanks for joining us!  We hope you find this information helpful.  Please visit often!