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Post by Guest on Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:35 pm (LOTS of resources on this page)

Suggested Reading

You Are Not Alone, by Lynne Hughes

The loss of a parent has been called “the loss that is forever,” and young people who have suffered this loss feel especially different than those around them. In this book, Lynne Hughes, founder of Comfort Zone Camp, and her teenage campers share their stories and discuss what helps, what doesn’t, what “stinks,” and ways to stay connected to loved ones. Buy this book in our store.

After Suicide: Living With the Questions by Eileen Kuehn

This book uses an excellent format including, Teen Talk, Fast Facts, Question and Answer, photographs and chapter overviews and summaries. Advice on understanding the causes of suicide, tools for survivors, getting professional help, and resources for Web sites and telephone hot lines make this a solid, readable, informative book.

Coping with the Death of a Brother or Sister, by Ruth Ann Ruiz

This book presents information and comfort in easy to read terms and in a language that will resonate with teen readers. The Death of A Brother or Sister does not candy coat the challenges of this great loss, but it does make clear inroads into normalizing the grief experience as it may be felt by siblings and parents.

Facing Change: Coming Together & Falling Apart in The Teen Years by Donna O'Toole

This informative book helps teens understand their losses and discover creative coping strategies to deal with them. Facing Change is unique in that all kinds of losses experienced by teenagers are listed and validated. As the author suggests, no one but the person experiencing a loss can ever know just what unique meaning and importance any particular loss holds.

Help For The Hard Times by Earl Hipp

Here is entertainment, lightheartedness, and information all rolled into one great read. Cartoons, quotes, and line drawings take you on a hopeful and supportive journey through the many losses and challenges of teen life.

Reactions - A Workbook to Help Young People Who Are Experiencing Trauma and Grief by Alison Salloum

This workbook is intended to help young people ages nine through adult to understand and reduce their overwhelming grief and traumatic reactions after experiencing violence or sudden death. It explains emotional, physical, and behavioral reactions in simple but not condescending terms. Guided worksheets can be used for writing and drawing exercises.

The Grieving Teen by Helen Fitzgerald

Writing about and for teenagers, Fitzgerald adeptly covers a wide range of situations in which teens are grieving a death. Teens are guided from the sickbed to the funeral, from their first day back at school to the first anniversary of the death.


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Post by Steph on Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:16 am

Thanks for posting these Dawn...

During my recent grieving the loss of some family members I've been given a few resources as well. Thought I'd share one with you.

When Your World Falls Apart by David Jeremiah (this book is not all about grief but just about the trials of life) - I haven't read it yet but plan to as a friend sent it to me.

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