Mental Health Resources for Grief in Children
Recommended Reading for Grief in Children:
Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Loved One: A Guide for Grown-ups by William C. Kroen
The author shares strategies to guide and support grieving children of different ages and stages of grief by helping them cope.
Helping Children Cope with the Death of a Parent: A Guide for the First Year by Paddy Greenwall Lewis & Jessica G. Lippman
The first year of a child’s mourning the loss of a parent is the hardest. This guide is organized as a timeline of the child’s first year as they navigate through different seasons, birthdays, and holidays. The guide shows families how to anticipate and cope with difficulties that arise and provide comfort so the child can endure the trauma.
It’s Okay to Cry: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Children Through the Losses of Life by H. Norman Wright
Children need to know: It’s Okay to cry when they’ve experienced loss from small things like a broken toy to the death of a family member or a friend. This book will help you assist children with the grieving and healing process.
When Children Grieve: For Adults to Help Children Deal with Death, Divorce, Pet Loss, Moving, and Other Losses by John W. James, Russell Friedman & Dr. Leslie Matthews
The guidelines in this book help children develop a lifelong and healthy response to loss whether it is from the death of a relative, a divorce, or moving to a new neighborhood.