Just like every builder needs tools, people facing adversity need skills to learn how to honor their pain and redirect negativity towards growth and future dreams. The resources provided by Hold the Door for Others are created and maintained by a team of professionals and draw from years of research and experience. We encourage you to explore them all and share with others.
The resources in the OTHERS(S) model are Optimism/Hope, True-meaning, Humor, Emotional Intelligence, Resilience, Spirituality, Self-confidence, and OTHERS(S). Each of these resources is likely to act as a buffer to trauma and lead to growth following loss. Additional in-depth information on each resource, key message, and skills can be found in our workbook: Finding Your Way Through Sudden Loss and Adversity and Our Personal Growth Guide.
Hold the Door for Others focuses specifically on adults and loss; however, people often ask us for resources to help talk about loss with children. Below are links to organizations specializing in children and loss that might be helpful.
Resources for Children and Teens
Dealing With Loss
Resources, video, materials to view online or order at Sesame Street workshop specific to children’s grief