Resources

A list of websites and other resources that we’ve found useful for supporting grieving children. It is not comprehensive, and will continue to be expanded.

WEBSITES

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)  Find grief support in your community.

Hospice Foundation Excellent information about children and grief.

childrengrieve.org  Website for National Alliance for Grieving Children, a list of national resource organizations, and support programs by state.

Eluna* (formerly The Moyer Foundation Resource Center) Supporting children and families affected by grief and addiction. Extensive online library of carefully curated resources.

Sesame Street Communities Articles, activities, and videos, on grief-related topics to help the children and families. Resources for grief counselors.

The Dougy Center The National Center for Grieving Children and families.

BOOKS

When Someone Dies: A Child-Caregiver Activity Book, published by National Alliance for Grieving Children.

Missing Mummy by Rebecca Cobb.
Simple, direct, compassionate, a story of how a smalll child feels when his mother dies and how he begins to heal.

Cry Heart, But Never Break, by Glenn Ringtved.  
Poignant story about learning to say goodby to those we love.

The Rabbit Listenened, by Cori Doerrfeld.
Sweet illustrations, spare text, this story is about taking the time to listen.

When Dinosaurs Die, by Lauri Krasny Brown
Explains in simple language the feelings people may have regarding the death of a loved one and the ways to honor the memory of someone who has died (age 4-8 yrs).