Crisis Resources for Parents

If you need resources regarding how to talk to you child about a crisis situation, please visit:

Grief and Loss Books
Children:

  • The Fall of Freddie the Leaf - Leo Buscaglia
  • Aarvy Aardvark Finds Hope - Donna O'Toole
  • Gran Gran's Best Trick - Dwight Holden
  • Momma's Gonna Buy You a Mockingbird - Jean Little
  • Timothy Duck
  • Why Do People Die? - Cynthia MacGregor
  • The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstine
  • Am I still a Sister? - Alicia M. Sims
  • Children Facing Grief: letters from bereaved brothers and sisters - Janis Loomis
  • Talking About Death - Earl Grollman
  • The Day I Saw My Father Cry - Bill Cosby
  • Badger's Parting Gifts - Susan Varley
  • Help Me Say Goodbye - Janis Silverman
  • Samantha's Missing Smile - Julie Kaplow & Donna Pincus
  • Hope is an Open Heart - Lauren Thompson
  • What's Heaven? - Maria Shriver
  • Mommy, What's Died? - Linda Swain Gill
  • Grief is Like a Snowflake - Julia Cook
  • Dog Heaven - Cynthia Rylant
  • Cat Heaven - Cynthia Rylant
  • The Goodbye Book - Todd Parr
  • The Rainbow Bridge...a Dog's Story - Judith Kristen
  • I'll Always Love You - Hans Wilhelm
  • Paw Prints in the Stars - Warren Hanson
  • The Ten Good Things about Barney - Judith Viorst

Adolescents:

  • Coping with Grief - Robert Buckingham
  • Education of Little Tree - Forrest Carter
  • When a Friend Dies - Marilyn Gootman
  • Straight Talk About Death for Teenagers - Earl Grollman
  • I Shouldn't Have to Say Goodbye - Patricia Hermes
  • Learning to Say Goodbye - Eda LeShan
  • When a Parent Is Very Sick - Eda LeShan
  • A Summer to Die - Lois Lowry
  • With You - Without You - Anne Martin

Adults:

  • Life After Loss - Bob Deits
  • When Someone Dies - Sharon Greenlee
  • Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Loved One - William Kroen, Ph.D.
  • When Bad Things Happen to Good People - Harold S. Kushner
  • Understanding Grief: Helping yourself heal - Alan Wolfelt
  • How to Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies - Therese Rando
  • Necessary Losses - Judith Viorst
  • Good Grief - Granger Westberg
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