For families that have lost a loved one due to a crash involving a teen driver we are happy to provide the following resources to help you through this difficult time and to help you engage on this issue when you are ready.
The HEARTS Network is proud to connect you with another family who shares a similar experience in the hope of helping one another through the grieving process. If you would like to connect with another HEARTS family, please let us know. We never will share your information without your permission.
Support groups are another option. The support groups our impacted families have shared with us include:
Compassionate Friends : Assists families toward a positive resolution for grief following the death of a child of any age and provides information to help others be supportive.
Bereaved Parents of the USA : A national non-profit self-help group that offers support, understanding, compassion and hope, especially to newly-bereaved families.
grief Haven Dedicated to assisting parents who have lost a child, as well as family members, friends, professionals and those who want to lend their support but don’t know how
Mother of an Angel : A network of mothers who share stories, support one another and provide resources to make connections with others. Based out of the California Central Valley area.
HEARTS does not vet these groups or resources. These are merely resources other members have tried and recommended.
HEARTS Network families also receive the bimonthly Healing HEARTS e-newsletter. The newsletter features updates on teen driving issues, current HEARTS engagement opportunities and more. To receive the e-newsletter, please email email@example.com.
Those who choose to share their story with media outlets may want to consult our speaker training guide. The guides provide tips such as:
- How to effectively craft and convey your message
- What to expect during an interview
- How to interact with reporters
- How to make sure your key message is positioned correctly in the news
To request a PDF of the guides, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEARTS provides free webinars for families interested in media training and engaging with elected officials. The recorded webinars can be accessed below.