SUDC Cares: Complimentary Coaching Program

“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing.  Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming.  All we can do is learn to swim.”  -Vicki Harrison

Welcome to the SUDC Foundation's Cares Program – a dedicated initiative to provide support for the well-being of our SUDC families.

We understand the challenges you face, and our Complimentary Grief Support and Coaching Program, led by a Licensed Social Worker (LSW), aims to offer specialized support and coaching to help you navigate the profound impact of sudden and unexplained loss. In this supportive environment, you will find a compassionate space where your experiences are validated, and your emotions acknowledged, fostering healing and resilience. 

Program Details

Eligibility Criteria

Program Objectives

About your Grief Coach 

Amanda Brindle, LSW, deeply committed to supporting families affected by sudden unexplained death in childhood (SUDC), brings a unique perspective and skill set, well-suited to provide therapeutic assistance to those who have lost a child to SUDC. With an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BSW) from Rutgers University and a Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) from Columbia University, Amanda’s dedication to social work and family well-being is evident. Having trained communities and clinicians in trauma-informed care through an NCTSN grant, she possesses a nuanced understanding of grief and trauma.

Since joining the SUDC Foundation in 2019, Amanda’s role has expanded from intakes and registrations to becoming a central figure in providing comprehensive support to grieving families. She approaches therapy with a person-centered focus, employing a range of modalities tailored to the unique needs of each individual. Facilitating support groups, administrating support pages, and working closely with families in various areas of support, Amanda’s experience is finely tuned to the intricacies of grief after a SUDC loss. Amanda’s empathetic approach and commitment to creating a safe space for healing, positions her as someone who can offer solace, understanding, and a personalized healing journey for those navigating the profound challenges of losing a child to SUDC.

Session Details, Summary & Application

Our goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for your healing journey. Each session lasts approximately 50 minutes, and sessions are held weekly or every other week, depending on your individual needs and preferences.

Summary: The SUDC Foundation deeply cares about your well-being. By endorsing and implementing coaching and support services at no cost to the individual, we aim to address immediate needs while contributing to your long-term resilience and recovery. Together, we can create a supportive environment that promotes healing, hope, and a compelling narrative for potential grants, future funding endeavors, and donor engagement opportunities.

How To Apply

If you are an eligible family seeking support for our Complimentary Grief Support and Coaching Program, we invite you to apply below by filling out the application form.

Grief is not a disorder, a disease, or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical, and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love.  The only cure to grief is to grieve. – Earl Grollman

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