Helping Children Cope with Death
Helping Teens Cope with Death
35 Ways to Help a Grieving Child
The Dougy Center
for Grieving Children and Families. Also available in Spanish.
What Do We Tell the Children? Talking to Kids about Death and Dying
In this book, the author shares practical strategies for talking with
children about death that come from his years in leadership roles at
both Good Grief and the National Alliance of Grieving Children.
A Parent’s Guide to Raising Grieving Children: Rebuilding Your Family
After the Death of a Loved One
Phyllis Silverman and Madelyn Kelly
Published by Oxford University Press. This book leans heavily on Dr.
Silverman’s expertise in the field of childhood grief and bereavement.
For Your Child
When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death
I Miss You: A First Look at Death
Both books explain and normalize experience with grief. They are intended
for preschool or early elementary grade children.
For Your Teenager
Teenagers grieve differently than younger children. Carole Geithner is a
clinical social worker who specializes in working this population. If Only
is a novel written from the perspective of Corinna, a 13 year-old girl
coming to terms with the death of her mother.