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When someone dies, it can feel like you're alone in your grief. At Dougy Center, you will find support, resources, and connection before and after a death. https://www.dougy.org
Be Honest And Concrete: Tips For Talking To Kids About Death https://www.npr.org/2019/04/24/716702066/death-talking-with-kids-about-the-end
The Do's and Don'ts of Talking with a Child about Death https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/two-takes-depression/201612/the-dos-and-donts-talking-child-about-death
The National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement (NCSCB) at Children's Hospital Los Angeles is dedicated to supporting students through crisis and loss. https://www.schoolcrisiscenter.org
Helping you help your students in times of disaster, school crises, or emergencies. https://www.schoolcrisiscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/ncscb-psychological-first-aid-students-and-teachers.pdf
Guidelines for responding to the death of a student or school staff. https://www.schoolcrisiscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Guidelines-Death-Student-or-Staff-Booklet-Format.pdf
Commemoration and Memorialization https://grievingstudents.org/module-section/commemoration-and-memorialization/
Caregivers and Schools Working Together https://indd.adobe.com/view/6a68f82a-291b-4eae-b7dd-43e1d74e6cc1
Supporting a grieving friend (helpful for 8th-12th grades) https://indd.adobe.com/view/0c4a893b-79c1-4d84-bca9-e2b495dc6256
by Kathleen Maresh Hemery; Centering Corporation, 1998 Molly was scared when her mother was ill and angry when she died. Molly is asked to draw her family and discovers the power of memories.
by Cindy Klein Cohen; Promise Publishing Company, 1997 After Daddy's death, questions of where he is are answered by Mom's candor and dreams of seeing Dad in another place, then understanding car accident.
by Lucille Clifton; Henry Holt and Company, 1988 An African American boy deals with his father's death.
by E. Sandy Powell; Carolrhoda Books, 2001 A young boy's dad dies in an accident, plus his friend's mom is ill and dying.
by Bennette W. Tiffault; Centering Corporation, 1992 Grandmother and child make a quilt from Daddy's clothes.
by Judith Vigna; Albert Whitman & Company, 1991 Clare is helped by Grandpa and Mom after the death of her father in a car accident.
By Janis Silverman, 1999 An art therapy and activity book for children coping with death. Sensitive exercises address all the questions children may have during this emotional and troubling crisis. Children are encouraged to express in pictures what they are often incapable of expressing in words.
By Laura Olivieri Where Are You: A Child's Book About Loss is a kind and supportive text with beautiful illustrations designed to help children of all ages cope with the loss of a loved one. It is created with love and care so that even the youngest readers will find comfort during this stressful and difficult time.
By Pat Thomas, 2001 When a close friend or family member dies, it can be difficult for children to express their feelings. I Miss You helps boys and girls understand that death is a natural complement to life, and that grief and a sense of loss are normal feelings for them to have following a loved one's death. https://youtu.be/xYwuXsQILaw
By Joanna Rowland, 2017 The child in the story creates a memory box to keep mementos and written memories of the loved one, to help in the grieving process. https://youtu.be/KEeS1X8LSRU
By Julie Muller, 2016 This book provides comfort to families when they experience the loss of a loved one. The book is meant to help a grieving child remember and share their special memories with those around them and to help them grow to see how they can honor and cherish their loved ones through their own actions. https://youtu.be/6eBjmc5Xwe0
By Oliver Jeffers There is a wonder and magic to childhood. We don’t realize it at the time, of course . . . yet the adults in our lives do. They encourage us to see things in the stars, to find joy in colors and laughter as we play. But what happens when that special someone who encourages such wonder and magic is no longer around? https://youtu.be/L2SMjC1hvZ8
By Patrice Karst In this relatable and reassuring contemporary classic, a mother tells her two children that they're all connected by an invisible string. "That's impossible!" the children insist, but still they want to know more: "What kind of string?" https://youtu.be/gJNwqtr8Oww
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