Suffering the loss of a loved one at any time of the year is difficult. And when the grief becomes more intense during the holidays, weeks usually spent celebrating are now marred by frequent awkwardness, unpredictable emotions and conflicting obligations.
By: Harold Ivan Smith
This booklet will help you, and your families, speak to children and teens facing grief and loss. A handy reference, adults will feel more comfortable addressing topics like the visitation, open and closed casket services, and funeral and burial services. They’ll also be prepared with tough questions children ask while coping with the loss of a loved one, including the loss of a pet.
by Hoping Skills Company, LLC
Small and concise, a useful pamphlet for teachers or anyone working with schools when a death occurs. Includes common reactions to grief, types of loss, guidelines, suggestions, prompts for adults to reflect on their own grief experiences, and lists of books and articles about grief for children and adults.
by Hospice of Lancaster County
Takes readers through all the emotions and experiences one has after the loss of their loved one. Talks of the plans, decisions that need to be made. New ideas for the journey of grief, giving guidance, assurance and hope for healing. . Suitable for gift giving.
by Doug Manning
The experience of losing a father tests the strength and resilience of a son. This book focuses on how a son can prepare for the loss of his father; specific strategies for coping in the period immediately following the death; the role that women can play in helping men through such a loss; four specific styles of men’s grieving; how children, young adults, middle-aged men, and older men react differently to a father’s death; how a father can help prepare a son for the father’s own death.
by Neil Chetnik
A guide for those coping with the death of a loved one. It offers psychological insights, biblical observations, and male and female perspectives to help readers experience grief in the healthiest, most complete way so they can move forward to embrace the new life that is waiting for them.
by Susan Zonnebelt-Smeenge and Robert De Vries
Helping a child understand complex issues like death and loss is never easy. Using the story of a caterpillar’s metamorphosis into a butterfly as an analogy, this book aims to help children and their parents begin to understand the meanings of both life and death in a touching and memorable way. Written by a mother of three, this heartfelt story is based on the author’s loss of her own mother.
by Tracy Carson
This book offers 100 practical, kid-friendly ideas for helping children mourn well so they can grow to live well and love well again.
When someone we know loses a loved one, we want to reach out, but often don’t know how. This book gives you 100 suggestions such as how to brighten up your friend’s environment or be a butler for a day, that can help someone heal during this time of grieving. An excellent resource for funeral directors, these creative ideas will demonstrate your determination to help appreciative consumer families.
If you want to help a grieving teen but aren’t sure how, this book offers 100 practical, ideas. It’s simple, easy-to-use format makes it an ideal resource for those who wish to help a grieving teenager.
When adults lose a parent, they can feel “orphaned,” depressed and alone. This book provides 100 ideas for adults to begin the healing process such as identifying three people to turn to anytime you need a friend, simplifying your life and doing something you’re good at. Written by an internationally noted author, teacher and grief counselor, you’ll also experience Dr. Wolfelt’s personal insights after the death of his father.
A compact booklet covering a wide range of material to address the unique needs of couples who have suffered the loss of their child; explains how men and women grieve differently, as well as how to work together to strengthen a relationship after the loss. An appropriate giveaway.
Mourning in our lives is essential after losing someone close. Unfortunately, knowing what to do after a painful loss does not come naturally for many. This book provides 100 ideas to help anyone through the healthy process of grieving. Creative approaches include scheduling something that gives you pleasure each and every day, reconnecting with someone special and visiting the great outdoors. Known internationally for his compassionate messages about healing in grief, Dr. Wolfelt will help you take important first steps.
Art activities encourage children to draw pictures of their deceased friend or relative, to express what that person meant to them. Also provides helpful advice to encourage discussion with children, help them to make sense of their loss, and begin the healing process.
by Janis Silverman
What can be said to a child who has just lost a parent, sibling or other loved one? Clear, concise language offering comfort, compassion, and sound advice to any adult who is helping a child cope with loss.
Now updated with new materials on AIDS, the loss of a companion animal, and talking with the mentally handicapped. Provides practical advice for talking to children of all ages about death, separation, and loss.
by Dan Schaefer and Christine Lyons
Coping with an unexpected death can be especially difficult because it is so sudden. This book will help you through all stages of grief, whether you’ve lost a partner or a child. Practice recovery exercises, address specific emotions, learn how to support yourself and acquire resources for others who are grieving. Excellent advice for what can be the most difficult time in one’s life.
by Brook Noel and Pamela D Blair, Ph D
This essential new book speaks wisely and directly to teen survivors who have lost someone to suicide or who know teens who may be suicidal. An invaluable tool for parents, teachers, and school counselors to help guide teens through their pain, answering difficult questions from the practical to the philosophical: What do you say to the family? How can you tell if someone is suicidal? Suitable for donation to local middle and high schools.
by Earl A Grollman and Max Malikow
Provides guidance and encouragement to widows as they begin the healing process, while still struggling with the grief of losing their companion. Filled with empowering affirmations from varied sources such as Dr. Joyce Brothers, Mother Teresa, and the Dalai Lama.
by Ellen Sue Stern
Whether an individual has lost a spouse, parent, child or sibling, the authors of this new book suggest healing ways for survivors to incorporate new traditions on special days like anniversaries, birthdays, and holidays. Help for creating affirming memorials that honor the loved one’s life, rebuilding a sense of identity, and creating a different sense of joy as part of future special days.
by Susan J. Zonnebelt-Smeenge and Robert C. De Vries