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Grief in children
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Suggested reading

Books to help parents support their grieving children:

  • A Child’s View of Grief by Alan Wolfelt  - can be purchased at www.centerforloss.com
  • 35 Ways to Help A Grieving Child  by Dougy Center- can be purchased at www.dougy.org
  • Healing a Child’s Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas by Alan Wolfelt - can be purchased at www.centerforloss.com
  • Healing a Teen’s Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas by Alan Wolfelt - can be purchased at www.centerforloss.com
  • When A Child You Love Is Grieving by Harold Ivan Smith 
     

Non-fiction books for teens:

  • Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens: 100 Practical Ideas by Alan Wolfelt - can be purchased at www.centerforloss.com
  • When Death Walks In by Mark Scrivani - can be purchased at www.centering.org
  • Fire In My Heart, Ice In My Veins by Enid Samuel-Traisman - can be purchased at  www.centering.org
  • When A Friend Dies by Marilyn E. Gootman  - can be purchased by calling 612-338-2068.
     

Fiction books for teens:

  • A Time for Dancing by Davida Wills Hurwin
  • Wrecked by E. R. Frank
  • Going for the Record by Julie A. Swanson
  • All Rivers Flow to the Sea by Alison McGhee
  • The Truth about Forever by Sarah Dessen
  • Catalyst by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • After the Rain by Norma Fox Mazer
     

Books for children:

  • Healing Your Grieving Heart for Kids: 100 Practical Ideas by Alan Wolfelt - can be purchased at www.centerforloss.com
  • Angel Catcher for Kids by Amy Eldon - can be purchased at www.chroniclebooks.com
  • I Miss You:  A First Look at Death by Pat Thomas (Good for kids preschool-elementary)  
  • Lost and Found by Ellen Yeomans - can be purchased at www.centering.org
  • The Memory Box by Kirsten McLaughlin - can be purchased at www.centering.org
  • Someone I Love Died By Suicide by Doreen Cammarata - can be purchased at www.griefguidance.com by E. Sandy Powell
     

Books for adult grief:

  • After A Suicide by Dougy Center - can be purchased at www.dougy.org
  • Geranium Morning by E. Sandy Powell 
  • Grief: A Natural Reaction to Loss by Marge Eaton Heegaard - can be purchased at www.fairviewpress.org
  • Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones by Alan Wolfelt - can be purchased at www.centerforloss.com  


Books for practitioners:

  • Never Too Young to Know by Phyllis Rolfe Silverman 
  • Children and Grief:  When a Parent Dies by William Worden

 
Contact us
We have other information geared toward helping children in grief. If you have any concerns about how your child is coping with a death, contact Fairview's Youth Grief Services. We are here to help you and your children.

 
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