Regardless of their age, children do grieve. Parents with young children dealing with the loss of a loved one face a particularly difficult challenge working through their own grief while simultaneously trying to help their children deal with death and loss.
No one is prepared to help children grieve. We hope our resources can help.
- After a Tragedy: What Kids Can Do
- All About Me: A Journal for Young Kids with Cancer
- Como ayudar a los ninos que han perdido un querido:Algunos consejor para los padres
- Guidelines for Parents to Help Their Children Through Grief
- Helping Children Understand Funerals: Planning a Special Service For Children
- Military Kids: Responding to Their Grief
- Our Loved One Died Serving Our Country: A Book of Feelings and Memories for the Entire Family
- Remembering You: A Book of Memories for a Teenager Who Has Had a Loved One Die
- Responding to a School Crisis: Tips for Educators in Elementary & Secondary Schools
- Someone I Love Has Died: A Book on Memories and Feelings for the Very Young Child
- The Grieving Teen
- When Somebody You Love Has Cancer: A Book for Children
- When Someone You Love Can’t Come Home: A Workbook for Grieving Children
- When the Firefighter You Love Has Died: A Book for Children
- When the Pet You Loved Has Died: A Book of Memories and Feelings for Children
- When the Police Officer You Loved Has Died: A Book of Memories and Feelings for Children
- Writing a Condolence Note to a Grieving Child or Adolescent
American Hospice Foundation did groundbreaking work at a time in the mid-1990s when there was little awareness that kids grieve and that their grief affects their school behavior and performance. AHF’s model Grief at School training curriculum has been used by thousands of schools to train school staff to address the needs of grieving students and discuss loss and its aftermath in the classroom. We are lucky to have had AHF on the front lines fighting for grieving students.
- Linda Goldman, author of many books on children and grief, including Breaking the Silence: a Guide to Help Children with Complicated Grief, and a trainer on children and grief