MORE RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
Dear Family Member,
Browse these helpful resources for ways to navigate and manage grief in the wake of a loss. Here, you will find national and state resources, articles, and extensive booklists and materials.
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Discover local programs, family centers, and events in your state.
National Alliance for Grieving Children
Find reading materials, support groups, professional associations, memorial sites, and more.
Learn more about helping your child cope with the loss of a fellow student, member of the school community, parent or guardian, siblings and other family members, or someone special in his or her life.
Coping With the Loss of a Loved One
By Teri Vestal
Encourage your child to deal with personal feelings in healthy ways by sharing favorite memories, creating art, writing letters, and performing acts of kindness for someone else.
A Parent's Guide to Raising Grieving Children
By Phyllis R. Silverman and Madelyn Kelly
This book explores children's thoughts and feelings on the subject of death and provides parents and other caring adults with guidance on how to respond to difficult questions.
Grief in Children: A Handbook for Adults
by Atle Dyregrov
This practical book explains children's understanding of death at different ages and gives a detailed outline of how adults can best help them cope with the death, whether it is of a parent or sibling, other relation or friend, or of a classmate or teacher.
ABC's of Healthy Grieving
By Harold Ivan Smith
This book offers simple, realistic advice on how to live with grief day to day. Filled with words of comfort, practical support, and guidance, each two-page reflection encourages healthy grieving and new ways of being in the world after experiencing profound loss.
When there Are No Words: Finding Your Way to Cope with Loss and Grief
by Charlie Walton
This book carefully addresses the difficult stages of grief. No matter what your background or spiritual outlook, this book is a healing aid.
Angel Catcher: A Journal of Loss and Remembrance
by Kathy Eldon and Amy Eldon Turteltaub
This classic work has helped thousands find meaningful ways to overcome the despair of losing a loved one. The tasteful pages of this journal guide the user through the process of mourning and onward to a sense of peace in the face of loss.
A place to share and learn about grief and loss.
Share your stories, illustrations, and personal histories on this online journal.
The Grief Blog
Read articles, share experiences, and find grief support for dealing with grief.
Explore healthy therapy, counseling, and coping options.
Useful information on grief and transition for anyone coping with a loss.