When Someone Very Special Dies

Book Description

A practical format for allowing children to understand the concept of death and develop coping skills for life.

Always by my Side

Book Description

Always By My Side is a comforting, rhyming story written to help children understand that a father's love is forever, even if they grow up without his presence in their lives. This beautifully illustrated book conveys the heart-warming message to children that even though a father is not in their lives, he is still part of them. They will realize that they are like him in character, looks and actions; that his spirit surrounds them in their day-to-day activities, and helps to make them who they are.

Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day

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Silly, cranky, excited, or sad--everyone has moods that can change each day. Jamie Lee Curtis's zany and touching verse, paired with Laura Cornell's whimsical and original illustrations, helps kids explore, identify, and, even have fun with their ever-changing moods.

When Your Grandparent Dies

Book Description

When someone dies, what can we do to alleviate the hurt, fear, and confusion? What can anyone say to make us feel better? What do we tell our children? Often we have no answers to these questions. There seems to be no escape from the pain of losing a loved one, so we tend to suffer through our confusing feelings without ever fully acknowledging them-and we often leave our children to do the same.

 

Am I Like My Daddy

Book Description

Join seven-year-old Grace on her journey through coping with the loss of her father while learning about the different ways that people grieve the loss of a loved one. In the process of learning about who her father was through the eyes of others, she learns about who she is today because of her father's personality and love. Am I Like My Daddy? is a book designed to help children who are coping with the loss of a loved one. Children are encouraged to express through journaling what may be so difficult to express through everyday conversation. Am I Like My Daddy? teaches about loss through reflection. 

My Father's Arms are a Boat

Book Description

It's quieter than it's ever been. Unable to sleep, a young boy climbs into his father's arms. Feeling the warmth and closeness of his father, he begins to ask questions about the birds, the foxes, and whether his mom will ever wake up. They go outside under the starry sky. Loss and love are as present as the white spruces, while the father's clear answers and assurances calm his worried son. Here we feel the cycles of life and life's continuity, even in the face of absence and loss, so strongly and clearly that we know at the end that everything will, somehow, be all right.

What's happening to me?

Book Description

This volume is a detailed and sensitive guide to male puberty. It tackles key subjects from the physical changes that occur at this time to the emotional upheaval this can cause.

What's Happening to Me

Book Description

Designed to ease the embarrassment of explaining puberty to children, this book presents the facts of life during puberty. It aims to present them with honesty, sympathy and a sense of humour.

What is Goodbye

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Jerilyn and Jesse have lost their beloved older brother. But each of them deals with Jaron's death differently. Jerilyn tries to keep it in and hold it together; Jesse acts out. But after a year of anger, pain, and guilt, they come to understand that it's time to move on. It's time for a new family picture-with one piece missing, yet whole again. Through the alternating voices of a brother and sister, Nikki Grimes eloquently portrays the grieving process in this gem of a book that is honest, powerful, and ultimately hopeful. Nikki Grimes is the distinguished author of more than two-dozen children's books. She received the 2003 Coretta Scott King Award for her novel Bronx Masquerade and a 2003 Coretta Scott King Honor citation for Talkin' About Bessie. Many of her books have been cited as Notable Books by the American Library Association, including Come Sunday, a picture book in verse; Something on My Mind; and Meet Danitra Brown, which also won a Coretta Scott King Honor. She lives in southern California.

Straight Talk About Death for Teenagers

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If you are a teenager whose friend or relative has died, this book was written for you. Earl A. Grollman, the award-winning author of Living When a Loved One Has Died, explains what to expect when you lose someone you love.

Teens, Loss and Grief

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Teens, Loss, and Grief is a self-help guide for teenagers who are struggling with bereavement and the emotional difficulties it presents. This book provides an overview of grief as a painful but normal process, offering insights from bereavement experts as well as practical suggestions for coping with loss, including accounts from teens. This book closes a gap in the available literature on grief and bereavement that has tended to focus on adults and younger children. It provides a warm, accessible resource that will reassure teen readers about the normality of grief, encourages their understanding of what happens during the grief process, and provides an indispensable resource guide.

But I Didn't Say Goodbye

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The Introduction includes how this book is organized, how to read this book, who should read this book, and a note to the professianl and parent. But I Didn't Say Goodbye is for the helping professional or parent as you try to help children in the afermath of suicide. Part One presents Alex, a ten-year-old whose father has just died by suicide. Alex asks questions and tries to find meaning in the loss. At the end of the eight brief chapters in Part One, there are pages with STOP signs. The purpose of the eight Stop to process pages is to help the grieving child process his or her own story. Part Two offers information on setting up a memorial fund, and will help in your search for prevention and survivor support. To keep suicide survivor support group information updated, a toll-free number is given for groups in your area, Bereavemnet referrals include death education and grief counseling. The last part of this book includes recommended resources, bereavement magazines, newsletters, reports, journals, books and articles. Find videos, tapes, and a reading list that will help you continue your exploration of suicide awareness, prevention and bereavement.

 

A Child's Grief

Book Description

This is a helpful tool for adults who are supporting children through a bereavement.  It covers the range of issues that may affect a child when an important person dies, both immediately and in the longer term.

Helping Children Grieve and Grow

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Here is our best selling booklet about children and grief. With colorful illustrations and large print throughout Helping Children Grieve and Grow is easy to understand and immensely useful. The information provided is broad in scope, yet it is so concisely presented that complex issues can be grasped and understood with ease. Topics include: How to Understand The Impact of Loss and Grief on Children, How Children & Adults Grieve Differently, Things Adults Can Say and Do That Help, How To Talk With Children About Death, Special Concerns and Vulnerabilities of Grieving Children and What Can Be Done, What Helps Children Bounce Back, and How To Know When Help Is Needed-Where and How To Find Help. Beautifully written by Donna O'Toole and designed to invite validation and understanding, and to bring out the potential in all of us. Generous discounts available on quantity orders. Paperback, 24 pages.

Common Threads of Teenage Grief

 

Then, Now and Always

Death and Bereavement Across Cultures

Book Description

All societies have their own customs and beliefs surrounding death. In the West, traditional ways of mourning are disappearing, and although Western science has had a major impact on how people die, it has taught us little about the way to die or to grieve. Many whose work brings them into contact with the dying and the bereaved from Western and other cultures are at a loss to know how to offer appropriate and sensitive support.

 

After the Suicide

Book Description

Those left behind in the wake of suicide are often plagued by unanswered questions and feelings of guilt. Helping them to understand why the suicide happened, how suicide survivors commonly react and cope, and where they can find support can help them move forwards on their path from grief to recovery. Drawing on the testimonies of suicide survivors and research into suicide bereavement, this book provides those working with the bereaved with the knowledge and guidance they need. It covers common grief and crisis reactions, including those specific to children and young people, how suicide bereavement differs from other forms of bereavement, and how others have coped and been supported. It also addresses how the bereaved can move on, including advice on support networks including friends, family, professionals and other bereaved people. This book will be invaluable to all those supporting those who have been bereaved by suicide, including counsellors, bereavement support workers, social workers, and psychologists.