Wings, A Grief Education MinistryWings, a Grief Education Ministry was established in 1993 as a non-profit, charitable organization. Its purpose is to Honor the Past and Rebuild the Future.
Wings, A Grief Education Ministry: 2014 Schedule of Events and Programs
Twenty years ago on 4-16-1993, our son, Chad Zastrow, died at the age of 21 as a result of suicide. His fiance took her life 10 weeks later. This double tragedy inspired us to begin a ministry to help other bereaved. Wings-a Grief Education Ministry (then named Roots and Wings, Ltd. and called Wings) was incorporated as a non profit in September 1993. Today we remember our beloved son and thank all our friends and acquaintances who have helped us, inspired us, and been a part of our lives over the past 20 years!
The National Center for Crisis Management and the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress have made available several articles that are helpful for parents, teachers, and caregivers who work with children that may be affected during and after a traumatic event. The documents are posted with permission to help those involved with the Sandy Hook, Connecticut shooting (or other events) to address the short-term and long-term psychological ramifications of a traumatic event.