Grief

Is your child/family experiencing grief?
Our School Board Counsellors recommend the following resources: 

Books for Children:


Lifetimes: A Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children
Bryan Mellonie
(1983)



When Someone Very Special Dies: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief 
Marge Heegaard
(1996)



When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death
Laurie Krasny Brown & Marc Brown (1996)



The Heart and the Bottle
Oliver Jeffers
(2010)



Ida, Always
Caren Levis
(2016)



The Invisible String
Oliver Jeffers
(2011)



The Memory Tree
Britta Teckentrup
(2013)



Genesis: A personal guide through grief
John Kennedy Saynor
(2001) 



Saying Goodbye
John Kennedy Saynor
(1990)



Good-Bye Vivi!
Schneider, Antoine & Dusikova, Maja
(1998) 



My Daddy Died: Supporting young children in grief
Heather Teakle
(1992)



The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages
Leo Buscaglia
(1982)



Books for Teens:


Weird Is Normal When Teenagers Grieve
Jenny Lee Wheeler
(2010)



Fire in My Heart, Ice in My Veins
Enid Traisman
(2002)



Books for Parents:


A Child’s View of Grief
Dr. Alan Wolfelt
(1991) 



Healing Your Grieving Body
Dr. Alan Wolfelt
(2009) 



Living in the Shadow of the Ghost of Grief
Dr. Alan Wolfelt
(2007) 



When Things Fall Apart, heart advice for difficult times
Pema Chodron
(1997) 



Videos and Websites:


For more resources and support information please see the following Community Services:

Peterborough Hospice for resources and support groups, including a lending library for books, videos and music.

Durham Hospice for counselling, support services, online resources, information sheets and web links.

MacCoubrey Funeral Services Genesis Bereavement Resources in Northumberland, for counselling, support groups, lending library, seminars and workshops, and informational links.