Books & Websites

Websites on Grieving Children (For Parents)

This is the Guide to Death and Dying. This site has extensive information about all aspects of death and dying. There is a section entitled “Children’s Grief,” which has links to several articles about how children cope with death.

This Web page is part of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s site. It has a list of links to fact sheets with information about a variety of children’s issues. The topics include “Children and Grief” and more than one hundred others.

This Web site is called the National Parent Information Network. It has several articles, links, and other resources to help parents find information on the Internet. Search the Virtual Library’s “Full Text Resources” list for information about how children cope with death. has information about children’s physical and mental health. The site has articles, links, and other information for parents, teens and kids. Use the site’s “Looking for Something?” search feature, near the bottom of the main page, to search the site for the keyword “death” to find articles about how children cope with death.

The Dougy Center for Grieving Children in Portland, OR. Established in 1982, The Dougy Center was the first center in the United States, to provide peer support groups for grieving children. Through their National Center for Grieving Children and Families they provide support and training locally, nationally and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief.

The Center for Loss and Life Transition publishes books, articles and other resources to help people who are grieving. It is also an educational and training center for bereavement caregivers. Center for Loss director Dr. Alan Wolfelt is known around the world for his compassionate messages of hope and healing in grief.

Books on Grieving Children (for Parents)

35 Ways to Help a Grieving Child

edited by Dougy Center Dougy staff. (Dougy Center for Grieving Children 1999).

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Are You Sad Too? Helping Children Deal With Loss and Death

by Dinah Seibert, Judy C. Drole, and Joyce V. Fetro. (Education, Training and Research Associates 1993).

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Children Grieve, Too: Helping Children Cope With Grief

by Joy Johnson and Marvin Johnson. (Centering Corporation. 1998).

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Guiding Your Child Through Grief

by Mary Ann Emswiler and James P. Emswiler. (Bantam Doubleday Dell 2000).

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Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Loved One: A Guide for Grownups

by William C. Kroen. (Free Spirit 1996).

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Life and Loss: A Guide to Help Grieving Children

by Linda Goldman. (Taylor & Francis 1999).

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Never Too Young to Know: Death in Children’s Lives

by Phyllis Rolfe Silverman. (Oxford University Press 1999).

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Parenting through Crisis: Helping Kids in Times of Loss, Grief, and Change

by Barbara Coloroso. (Harper Resource 2000).

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Talking about Death: A Dialogue between Parent and Child

by Earl A. Grollman. (Beacon Press 1991).

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Talking With Children and Young People about Death and Dying: A Workbook

by Mary Turner. (Jessica Kingsley Publishing. 1998).

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The Grieving Child: A Parent’s Guide

by Helen Fitzgerald. (Fireside 1992).

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When Children Grieve: For Adults to Help Children Deal with Death, Divorce, Pet Loss, Moving, and Other Losses

by John W. James and Russell Friedman. (Harper Collins 2001).

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