Frequently Asked Questions
Should I talk to someone before attending a meeting?
We require all new members to speak to one of the co-leaders prior to attending your first meeting. We will obtain contact information and discuss your unique situation to determine how we can best support you prior to your first virtual or in person meeting. In addition, available resources will be discussed during this time.
How do I know if it's too soon after my child's death to attend?
No one can say with certainty when is the right time to come to a meeting. Sometimes family members come shortly after the child has died while other times they wait longer. Some people who attend shortly after their child’s death may decide not to come back until they’re more ready. This is a personal decision.
If I go to a meeting, will I have to talk?
My child died seven years ago, and I postponed my grief work. Now it's catching up with me. Is it too late to come now?
Can I bring a friend with me the first time for support?
What is a monthly meeting like?
Sometimes a meeting may include viewing a video or listening to a CD. We usually will do something special to remember our children during meetings for the months of May (Mother’s Day) and June (Father’s Day) and during the holiday months of November and December. Also, at each meeting we give members who have their child’s birthday or anniversary date during that month some extra time to share a picture or special memory.
Why is it that TCF recommends that I attend three meetings before deciding if it's for me?
How long do people come to meetings?
Does it matter if I am religious or not?
of a variety of views. After the death of a child, many priorities, as well as values, change.