Resources Camp Good Grief

Websites: Children, Teens, College Students and Grief

ADEC American Death Education and Counseling Association |

Community for Accredited Online Schools | College Student Guide to Managing Grief

Compassionate Friends |

Crisis, Grief, and Healing |

Cruse Bereavement Care |

Dougy Center for Grieving Children |

Helping Children Dealing With Grief |

Bereaved Parents of the USA | |

Grieving Child Organization |

The Shiva Foundation |

Survivors of Suicide |

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors |

Coping with the Loss of a Loved One to Mesothelioma

The Layman’s Guide to Death and Dying | related articles |

Navigating Grief: A Guidebook for Grief Awareness & Understanding |

College Student Guide to Managing Grief

Books for Children

Aarvy Aardvark Finds Hope | Donna O’Toole

Lifetimes | Bryon Mellonie & Robert Ingpen

The Tenth Good Thing About Barney | Judith Viorst

It Must Hurt A Lot: A Child’s Book About Death | Doris Sanford

Help Me Say Goodbye | Janis Silverman

The Boy Who Didn’t Want To Be Sad | Robert Goldblatt

A Terrible Thing Happened (for children who witnessed violence) | Margaret M. Holmes

I Miss You (a first look at death) | Pat Thomas

Children Also Grieve | Linda Goldman

Waterbugs and Dragonflies – explaining death to young children | Doris Stickney

Charlotte’s Web | E.B. White

Geranium Morning | E. Sandy Powell

I Know I Made It Happen | Lynn Bennett Backburn

Gentle Willow | Joyce C. Mills

Am I Still A Sister? | Alecia M. Sims

Grandfather’s Shirt | Barbara Morning

Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs | Tomie de Paola

When Dinosaurs Die. A Guide to Understanding Death | Laurie Krasney Brown & Marc Brown

Upper Elementary and Middle School

Dad! Why’d You Leave Me? | Donna O’Toole

I Know I Made It Happen | Linda Bennett Blackburn

Kid’s Book About Death and Dying | Eric Rofes

After You Lose Someone You Love | Amy, Allie & David Dennison

Coping with Death and Grief | Marge Heegard

Gentle Willow | Joyce C. Mills

Am I Still A Sister? | Alecia M. Sims

A Quilt for Elizabeth | Bennette, Tiffault

Where the Red Fern Grows | Wilson Rawls

The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett

Bart Speaks Out | Linda Goldman

Goodbye, Mousie | Robert H. Harris

A Fish Named Ed | Sam Oliver

You Shouldn’t Have to Say Goodbye | Patricia Hermes

Bridge to Terabithia | K. Paterson

Learning to Say Goodbye: When A Parent Dies | Eda LeShan

High School

About Death For Teenagers | Earl Grollman

Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens: 100 Practical Ideas | Alan D. Wolfelt

Straight Talk About Death for Teenagers: How to Cope with Losing Someone | Earl Grollman

Grief Girl | Erin Vincent

Weird Is Normal When Teenagers Grieve | Jenny Lee Wheeler

When A Young Friend Commits Suicide | Earl Grollman

Ordinary People | Judith Guest

Harry Potter Series | J.K. Rowling

Fire In My Heart, Ice In My Veins | Enid Traisman

A Summer to Die | Lois Lowry

How It Feels When A Parent Dies | Jill Krementz

Tiger Eyes | Judy Blume

When A Friend Dies | Marilyn Gootman

Part of Me Died, Too | Virginia Lynn Fry

Coping With the Death of A Brother or Sister | Ruth Ann Ruiz

Help for the Hard Times | Earl Hipp



All Ages

The Moon Balloon | Joan Drescher

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf | Leo Buscaglia

Aarvy Aardvark Finds Hope | D. O’Toole

What is Death? | Etan Boritzer


NOTE: Children’s books about grief and loss may touch the heart of a grieving adult.

Your local library is a good resource for grief and bereavement books.

Books and Articles for Parents and Helping Adults

A Silent Sorrow-Pregnancy Loss | Ingrid Kohn & Perry-Lynn Moffitt

Talking About Death | Earl Grollman

Awakening From Grief: Finding the Way Back to Joy | John Welshons

Help Me Say Goodbye | Janis Silverman

Parents Guide to Raising Grieving Children | Phyllis Silverman

But I didn’t Say Goodbye (for suicide survivors) | Barbara Rubel

Understanding Grief: Helping Yourself Heal | Alan Wolfelt

The Mourning Handbook | Helen Fitzgerald

I’m Grieving as Fast as I Can: How Young Widows and Widowers Can Cope and Heal | Linda Feinberg

How Do We Tell the Children? | Daniel Schaefer

The Journey Through Grief and Loss | Robert Zucker

Whats your grief: Can’t with a dying family member

Understanding Your Suicide Grief | Alan Wolfelt

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