United Church of Christ

Recovering Hope Grief and Loss Resources COVID

In Print

From SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This fact sheet discusses tips on how to cope with grief after an incident of community violence. It introduces common signs of grief and anger, and offers tips for helping children deal with grief. Two sides 8.5x11".

This tip sheet contains information about grief, the grieving process, and what happens when the process is interrupted and complicated or traumatic grief occurs. It also offers tips and resources for coping with both types of grief. Four sides 8.5x11".

  • Tips for Survivors of a Disaster or Other Traumatic Event: Managing Stress In English * In Spanish

This fact sheet offers tips for preventing and managing stress when dealing with the effects of trauma, mass violence, or terrorism. It lists tips for relieving stress and seeking professional help. Four sides 8.5x11".

This fact sheet provides tips for coping with stress during an infectious disease outbreak. It describes common signs of stress and how to recognize when to get help. Four sides 8.5x11".

Coping With Thoughts of Suicide During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

As depression, anxiety, grief spike during pandemic and protest, churches offer hope, mental health resources - Religion News Service July 13, 2020

Videos (On Demand)

Coping with Collective and Individual Loss

A JourneyCare Foundation virtual town hall. (48 minutes)

Webinars, Available Recorded or Live

Out of Chaos, HOPE Emotional and Spiritual Care Webinars from Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

  • Building Resilience Webinar for Faith Leaders

This one-hour program is designed to increase participants’ understanding of their own signs of stress and to teach in-the-moment tools to engage the relaxation response in body and mind. This webinar is designed for faith leaders in this season of COVID-19 and will engage participants in responding to questions and prompts to help create a personalized self-care and resilience-building plan, with attention to the particular issues facing faith leaders and awareness of the importance of the spiritual life which guides us all. Those attending will build on their experience while practicing new tools that have been shown to be effective in sustaining our capacity to serve in the midst of challenging circumstances. View/download the webinar recording: English | Spanish

  • Building Resilience Webinar for General Audiences

This one-hour program is designed to increase participants’ understanding of their own signs of stress and to teach in-the-moment tools to engage the relaxation response in body and mind. This webinar is designed for anyone who is responding to the COVID-19 situation and will engage participants in responding to questions and prompts to help create a personalized self-care and resilience-building plan. Those attending will build on their experience while practicing new tools that have been shown to be effective in sustaining our capacity to serve in the midst of challenging circumstances. View/download the webinar recording.

  • The Building Resilience webinar also is available live to groups upon request, as are other webinars tailored to the group's needs. PDA can offer a panel of presenters to respond to issues that may include self-care, changing needs of ministry in this time, and responding in times of stress, trauma and bereavement. Please contact Kathy Riley, PDA national staff and Team Lead for Emotional and Spiritual Care at Kathryn.Riley@pcusa.org

Handouts for these two webinars are available in English and Spanish.

Websites

Red Cross Virtual Family Assistance Center

Advocate Health Care Faith and Health Partnerships (links to multiple subpages and resources)

SAMHSA Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event In English * In Spanish