RESOURCE LIST

Books

Helping Children Cope:​

  • Death and the Classroom: A Teacher's Guide to Assist Grieving Students - Cassini & Rogers

  • Helping Children Understand Death - Crase & Crase

  • Helping the Grieving Student: A Guide for Teachers - The Dougy Center

  • The Grieving Child; A Parent's Guide - Fitzgerald

  • Talking About Death: A Dialogue Between Parent and Child - Grollman

  • A Teenager's Book About Suicide - Grollman and Johnson

  • The Caring Circle: Facilitator's Guide to Support Groups - Hipp

  • On Children and Death - Kubler-Ross

  • Growing Through Grief: A K-12 Curriculum to Help Young People Through all Kinds of Loss - O'Toole

  • How Do We Tell The Children, A Parents Guide To Helping Children Understand And Cope - Schaefer & Lyons

  • What Will We Do? Preparing a School Community to Cope with a Crisis – Stevenson

  • Water Bugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children - Stickney

  • Helping Children Cope With Grief - Wolfelt

  • Healing a Teen's Grieving Heart – Wolfelt

Books for Children:

  • Nadia the Willful - Alexander

  • If Nathan Were Here - Bahr

  • The Class In Room Forty-Four: When A Classmate Dies - Blackburn

  • Timothy Duck: The Story of A Death Of A Friend - Blackburn

  • I Know I Made it Happen: Children & Guilt - Blackburn

  • What is Death? - Boritzer

  • Something to Remember Me By -Bosak

  • Saying Goodbye: Bereavement Activity Book - Boulden

  • Grandpa - Burningham

  • The Fall of Freddie the Leaf - Buscaglia

  • Dusty Was My Friend - Clardy

  • I Had a Friend Named Peter - Cohn

  • Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs - DePaola

  • Thumpy's Story; A Story of Love and Grief Shared - Dodge

  • My Grandpa Died Today - Fassler

  • Where's Jess? - Goldstein

  • A New Mother for Martha - Green

  • No New Baby - Gryte

  • The Next Place - Hanson

  • Why Did Grandpa Die? - Hazen

  • When Someone Very Special Dies: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief - Heegaard

  • When Something Terrible Happens - Heegaard

  • A Taste of Blackberries - Smith

  • I Miss You - Thomas

  • A Quilt for Elizabeth - Tiffault

  • The Tenth Good Thing About Barney - Viorst

  • The Velveteen Rabbit - Williams

  • Sarah's Journey - Wolfelt

For Teenagers:

  • Fox in the Winter - Branfield

  • The Grieving Teen - Fitzgerald

  • When A Friend Dies - Goolman

  • Teenagers Face to Face with Bereavement – Gravelle & Haskins

  • A.Straight Talk About Death For Teenagers - Grollman

  • Living When a Young Friend Commits Suicide – Or Even Starts Taking About It – Grollman

  • Help for the Hard Times: Getting Through Grief and Loss – Hipp

  • How It Feels When a Parent Dies - Krementz, J. and Knopf, A.

  • Janet and Me – Mack

  • Donna. Facing Change – O’Toole

  • The Bridge to Terabithia – Paterson

  • When Death Walks In - Scrivani

For Adults, General:

  • Grief's Courageous Journey: A Workbook - Caplan & Lang

  • Life after Loss: A Practical Guide - Deits

  • Chicken Soup for the Grieving Soul - Canfield & Hanson

  • Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life - Kabat-Zinn

  • Unattended Sorrow: Recovering from Loss and Reviving the Heart - Levine

  • Surviving Grief and Learning to Live Again - Saunders

  • The Mourning Handbook - Fitzgerald

  • Healing Your Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas - Wolfelt

  • Life Lessons - Kubler-Ross & Kessler

  • How to Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies - Rand

  • Companion Through the Darkness: Inner Dialogues on Grief - Ericsson

  • A Time to Grieve: Meditations for Healing - Staudacher

  • Grieving Mindfully: A Compassionate and Spiritual Guide to Coping with Loss - Kumar

  • Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations for Working through Grief - Hickman

  • A Journey Through Grief: Gentle, Specific Help - Bozarth

  • The Grief Recovery Handbook - James & Friedman

  • Ambiguous Loss: Learning to Live with Unresolved Grief - Boss

  • The Precious Present - Johnson

  • Writing to Heal the Soul: Transforming Grief and Loss Through Writing - Zimmerman

  • The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying - Rinpoche

  • I'm Grieving As Fast As I Can – Sones-Feinberg

  • Good Grief: Healing Through the Shadow of Loss - Morris-Coryell

  • A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows through Loss - Sittser

  • Finding Your Way through Grief: A Guide for the First Year - Tousley

  • Love Never Ends - Martin & Dundas

  • Healing Through the Dark Emotions: The Wisdom of Grief, Fear and Despair - Greenspan

  • Loving from the Outside In, Mourning from the Inside Out - Wolfelt

  • Stunned by Grief: Remapping Your Life When Loss Changes Everything - Brizendine

  • Hope and Healing for Transcending Loss: Daily Meditations for Those Who Are Grieving - Davis-Bush

  • Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive - Gilbert

  • Grief Is A Journey: Finding Your Path Through Loss - Doka

  • Grief One Day At A Time: 365 Meditations to Help You Heal After Loss - Wolfelt

  • Sibling Grief: Healing after the Death of a Sister or Brother - White

  • Never Long Enough - Krakoff & Sider

  • A Grief Observed - Lewis

  • Bearing The Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief - Cacciator

  • It's OK That You're Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn't Understand - Devine

  • One Mindful Day at a Time: 365 Daily Meditations for Living in the Now - Wolfelt

  • Mindfulness & Grief - Stang


For Adults, Grieving A Spouse:

  • Surviving the Death of Your Spouse: A Step-by-Step Workbook – Levinson

  • When your Spouse Dies - Curry

  • Gay Widowers: Life After the Death of a Partner - Shernoff

  • The Healing Power of Love: Transcending the Loss of a Spouse to a New Love - Lintermans & Stoltzman

  • Lost and Found: How We Survived the Loss of a Young Spouse – Young & Young

  • Widow to Widow - Davis-Ginsburg

  • A Widow's Story: A Memoir - Oates

  • Happily Even After: A Guide to Getting Through (and Beyond) The Grief of Widowhood – Brody-Fleet

  • Gaining Traction - Starting Over After the Death of Your Life Partner - Panagotacos

  • The Tender Scar: Life After the Death of a Spouse - Mabry

  • A Gift of Love: A Widow's Memoir – Della-Donna

  • Healing A Spouse’s Grieving Heart - Wolfelt


For Adults, Grieving A Parent:

  • Grieving the Death of a Mother – Smith

  • When Parents Die - Abrams

  • Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss - Edelman

  • Healing the Adult Child's Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Parent Dies - Wolfelt


For Adults, Grieving A Child:

  • Facing the Ultimate Loss: Confronting the Death of a Child - Marx & Wengerhoff-Davidson

  • The Ultimate Loss: Coping with the Death of a Child - Bordow

  • Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love – Logelin

  • Healing a Parent’s Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Child Dies - Wolfelt


For Adults, Traumatic or Sudden Death:

  • No Time For Goodbyes: Coping with Sorrow, Anger, and Injustice After a Tragic Death - Harris-Lord

  • I Wasn't Ready To Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing after the Sudden Death of a Loved One - Noel & Blair

  • Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide – Redfield-Jamieson

  • The Gift of Second: Healing from the Impact of Suicide - Lidbeck

  • A to Z Healing Toolbox: A Practical Guide for Navigating Grief and Trauma with Intention - Hannifin-MacNab


Online Resources:


https://www.frederickhealthhospice.org : information of grief support services in Frederick, MD, Camp Jamie, and larger list of books for talking with children and teens about death

https://www.dougy.org : Dougy Center: The National Center for Grieving Children and Families

https://www.healthfulchat.org/bereavement-chat-room.html

https://griefhopenetwork.com/member-services/support-network/grief-chat-rooms/

https://www.griefincommon.com/pages/about/

https://whatsyourgrief.com/: supportive articles, activities

https://childrengrieve.org : National Alliance for Grieving Children

https://www.hellogrief.com : Blog for kids

https://www.achildingrief.org : Full-color books

  • A part of me- an interactive App related to loss & grief that provides young people with a safe space to grieve, where they can hear from others who know how it feels.

  • GriefSteps-  a free app for parents, easily accessible mobile and web-based resource with useful information and activities for bereaved families.

 
  • Twitter

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