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Suggested Reading

  • Grief and the Holidays
  • Practical Matters to Deal with After Death of Loved One
  • El dia de los Muertos
  • Offering Condolences
  • Personalizing Funerals
  • Anticipatory Grief
  • Loneliness
  • Hope Writing a Eulogy
  • Common Avoidance Patterns of Grief
  • Dementia and Bereavement
  • Disenfranchised Grief
  • Healing Power of Humor
  • Honoring Cultural Diversity at End of Life
  • Unresolved Childhood Grief
  • Benefits of Exercise

...And Others

For Adults: Helping Children Cope

  • DeBay, Kerry The Grief Bubble
  • Doerrfeld, Cori The Rabbit Listened.
  • Dougy Center Helping the Grieving Student: A Guide for Teachers.
  • Fitzgerald, Helen The Grieving Child; A Parent’s Guide.
  • Goldman, L. Breaking the Silence: A Guide to Help Children with Complicated Grief—Suicide, Homicide, AIDS, Violence, and Abuse
  • Grollman, Earl A. Talking About Death: A Dialogue Between Parent and Child.
  • Heegaard, Marge When Something Terrible Happens.
  • Heegaard, Marge When a Family is in Trouble: Children can cope with grief from drug and alcohol addiction.
  • Heegaard, Marge When Someone Very Special Dies.
  • Huntley, T. Helping Children Grieve: When Someone They Love Dies
  • Kroen, W.C. & Espeland, P. Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Loved One: A Guide for Grownups
  • National Alliance for Grieving Children When Someone Dies: A Child-Caregiver Activity Book
  • O’Toole, Donna Growing Through Grief: A K-12 Curriculum to Help Young People Through all Kinds of Loss.
  • Roberts, R. Recognizing and Responding: Infant and Toddler Grief
  • Schaefer, Dan & Lyons, Christine How Do We Tell The Children, A Parents Guide To Helping Children Understand And Cope When Someone Dies.
  • Wolfelt, Alan Helping Children Cope With Grief.
  • Wolfelt, Alan Healing a Teen’s Grieving Heart.
  • Wolfelt, Alan Understanding Grief.

For Adults

  • Caplan, S. & Lang, G. Grief’s Courageous Journey: A Workbook
  • Devine, M. It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand
  • Gilbert, A. Always Too Soon: Voices of Support for Those Who Have Lost Both Parents
  • Rando, T. How to Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies
  • Sandberg, S. & Grant, A. Option B
  • Silverman, P. Widow to Widow: How the Bereaved Help One Another
  • Stang, Heather. Mindfulness & Grief

For Teens

  • Day, Karen A Million Miles From Boston
  • Fitzgerald, H. The Grieving Teen: A Guide for Teenagers and Their Friends
  • Fry, V. Part of Me Died Too: Stories of Creative Survival Among Bereaved Children and Teenagers
  • Grollman, E. Straight Talk about Death for Teenagers: How to Cope with Losing Someone You Love
  • Jacobs, J and Lorig, S. Chill and Spill Journal:A Place to Put It Down
  • Ness, P. & Kay, J. A Monster Calls
  • O’Toole, D. Facing Change & Coming Together Again in the Teen Years
  • Schroder, Monika Be Light Like a Bird
  • Traisman, E. Fire in My Heart, Ice in My Veins: A Journal for Teenagers Experiencing a Loss
  • Tyson, Janet Common Threads of Teenage Grief.

For Children

  • Alexander, S. Nadia the Willful
  • Bo, A. I Must Tell You Something
  • Brisson, P. Sky Memories
  • Brown, L. Brown, M. When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death
  • Burningham, John Grandpa
  • Buscaglia, Leo The Fall of Freddie the Leaf
  • Cammarata, Doreen Someone I love Died by Suicide
  • Clifton, L. Everett Anderson’s Goodbye
  • Cook, Julia Grief is like a Snowflake
  • DePaola, Tomie Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs
  • Dodge, Nancy Thumpy’s Story; A Story of Love and Grief Shared
  • Douglas, Eileen Rachel and the Upside Down Heart
  • Fassler, Joan My Grandpa Died Today
  • Gilbert, Shelly Chocolate Chipped: A Smelly Book About Grief
  • Goldstein, Ray and Jody Where’s Jess?
  • Hanson, Warren  The Next Place
  • Hazen, Barbara Why Did Grandpa Die?
  • Karst, Patrice The Invisible String
  • Krementz, Jill How It Feels When A Parent Dies
  • LeShan, Eda Learning to Say Goodbye When A Parent Dies
  • McNamara Westberg, Jill My Mom is Dying
  • Mellonie, Bryan and Ingpen, Robert Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way To Explain Death to Children
  • Mills, Joyce Gentle Willow: A Story for Children About Dying
  • Parr, Todd The Goodbye Book
  • Romond, J. Children Facing Grief: Letters from Bereaved Brothers and Sisters
  • Schuld, Jackie Grief is a Mess
  • Shriver, Maria What’s Heaven?
  • Simon, N. The Saddest Time
  • Simon, N. I Am Not a Crybaby
  • Smith, Doris A Taste of Blackberries
  • Viorst, J. The Tenth Good Thing About Barney

Suicide Grief

  • Cobain, B. Dying to Be Free: A Healing Guide for Families After Suicide
  • Fine, C. No Time for Goodbye: Surviving the Sudden Death of a Loved One
  • Hsu, A. Grieving a Suicide: A Loved One’s Search for Comfort, Answers, and Hope
  • Wolfelt, A. The Wildreness of Suicide Grief: Finding Your Way

Overdose Grief

  • Carvlin, A. Untimely: Personal Stories of Loss Due to Substance Abuse
  • Fine, C. No Time for Goodbye: Surviving the Sudden Death of a Loved One
  • Minnich, M. The Grief Chronicles
  • Wittberger, P., Wittberger, R. When a Child Dies from Drugs: Practical Help for Parents in Bereavement