Grief and Bereavement Resources for Parents and Kids

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Below are some resources that may be of interest to you.

Articles

Helping Children When a Family Member Has a Life-Threatening Illness by Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW, CPT-S and Brianne Thompson

How to Help Grieving Children  by Fran King B.A., B.Ed, C.B.E., C.G.T.

Talking With Children About Suicide Death By Susan Coale, LCSW-C and Sarah Montgomery, LCSW-C

Preparing Children for Funerals and Memorials  by Michelle Methven & Andrea Warnick

When a Parent Dies by Suicide-What Kids Want to KnowCentre for Addiction and Mental Health (camh)

Web Resources

www.andreawarnick.comAndrea Warnick Consulting

http://www.lianalowenstein.com/

http://www.grievingchildren.com/ Seasons Centre for Grieving Children

http://kidsgrief.ca/

https://www.childrenandyouthgriefnetwork.com/Children and Youth Grief Network

http://www.tellingkidsaboutcancer.com/- Telling Kids about Cancer

http://kidshealth.org/Kids Health- Explaining to Children

http://www.sesamestreet.org/toolkits/grief – Sesame Street “About Uncle Jack”

www.winstonswish.org.ukWinston’s Wish (UK organization for grieving kids & youth pre & post death)

https://cancerreallysucks.org/  Website for teens experiencing cancer in their world

https://www.capo.ca/start-the-talk/Start the Talk (tool for professionals supporting kids who are experiencing cancer in the family)

http://www.cbcf.org/ontario/YourDollarAtWork/EducationAwareness/Pages/What-About-My-Kids.aspxWhat about my Kids: A Guide for Parents Living with Breast Cancer by Linda Corsini

https://drjaychildrensgriefcentre.ca/Dr. Jay Childen’s Grief Centre

https://gildasclubtoronto.org/Gilda’s Club ( a supportive environment for those affected by cancer)

www.nannyangelnetwork.com Nanny Angel Network

http://help2makesense.org/For teens

http://help2makesense.org/Surviving  Life After a Parent Dies

http://www.artwithheart.org/Empowering Kids to Heal Through Creative Expression

https://kidshelpphone.ca/

https://sites.google.com/site/bfotoronto/– Bereaved Families of Ontario-Toronto

http://www.rainbows.ca/ Rainbows for all Children Canada

Mindfulness

Innerkids.com

themindfulparent.org

 

Books

Image resultLifetimes: A Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children

by Bryan Mellonie

 

 

 

Muddles, Puddles and Sunshine: Your Activity Book to Help When Someone Has Died by Winston’s Wish

 

 

 

Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss by Pat Schweibert and Chuck DeKlyen

 

 

 

 

The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers

 

 

 

 

The Secret C: Straight Talking About CancerThe Secret C: Straight Talking about Cancer by Julie A. Stokes (Recommended for 7-10 yrs)

 

 

 

 

When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding DeathWhen Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death by Laurie Brown and Marc Brown

 

 

 

 

When Someone Has a Very Serious Illness: Children Can Learn to Cope with Loss and ChangeWhen Someone Has a Very Serious Illness: Children Can Learn to Cope with Loss and Change by Marge Heegaard

 

 

 

 

Finding Your Own Way to Grieve: A Creative Activity Workbook for Kids and Teens on the Autism SpectrumFinding Your Own Way to Grieve: A Creative Activity Workbook for Kids and Teens on the Autism Spectrum by: Karla Helbert

 

 

 

 

 

Children Also Grieve: Talking about Death and HealingChildren Also Grieve: Talking about Death and Healing by Linda Goldman

 

 

 

 

 

When a Parent is Sick. Helping Parents Explain Serious Illness to Children by Joan Hamilton

 

 

 

 

 

 

Never Too Young to Know: Death in Children’s Lives by Phillis Rolfe Silverman

 

 

 

 

 

As Big as it Gets: Supporting a Child When a Parent is Seriously Ill

 

As Big as it gets: Supporting Children when a Parent is Seriously Ill by Winston’s Wish

 

 

 

 

Creative Interventions for Bereaved Children Paperback Jul 1 2006 by Liana Lowenstein

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Death: What Children Need to Know by Linda Goldman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Do We Tell the Children? Fourth Edition: A Step-by-Step Guide for Helping Children and Teens Cope When Someone Dies by Dan Schaefer (Author),‎ Christine Lyons (Author)