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Center for Loss and Life Transition Bookstore
The publications for mourners and bereavement caregivers are current, readable and compassionate. The Center offers books, brochures, videotapes, audiocassettes, aftercare packets and posters. Companion Press is the publishing division of the Center for Loss and is dedicated to the education and support of both the bereaved and bereavement caregivers.
"The resources we offer have been collected from hundreds of publishers (small and large). They have been carefully reviewed by knowledgeable professionals and others who have experienced similar losses."
Dougy Center maintains resources, all available
for purchase throughout their site or by phone/mail. Resources include books and videos categorized by
GriefNet maintains an Annotated Bibliography of resources. Each book has a review, and many can be found at the public library. If not, you can purchase them through their link to Amazon, which provides funding.
Center for Personal Recovery
Offers comprehensive training publications for developing a school and district-wide crisis plan, training teams in crisis management, empowering building-level crisis teams to provide staff development for their colleagues, parents, and students to prevent, intervene, respond to crisis, as well as to support recovery by students and staff from grief and trauma. The Book Catalogue contains excellent self-help books, journals and tapes for parents, counselors, teachers, and children and youth on grief, trauma, suicide, murder, abuse, violence prevention, depression, diverce, self-esteem, drug abuse, and much more.
other sources for death related stories, poetry and
other forms of literature are:
D. J. Enright (Ed.), The Oxford Book of Death (1983) and
R. F. Weir (Ed.), Death in Literature (1980).
|Aarvy Aardvark Finds Hope: A Read Aloud Story For People of All Ages About Loving and Losing, Friendship and Hope, by Donna O'Toole. Read the review at GriefNet: http://griefnet.org/library/reviews/a/aarvyaardpbR.html|
Saying Goodbye, by Jim Boulden is reviewed at http://griefnet.org/library/reviews/s/saygdbpbR.html
The Tenth Good Thing About Barney, by Judith Viorst also reviewed at http://griefnet.org/library/reviews/t/tengdthgsbarpbR.html
Thumpy's Story: A Story of Love & Grief Shared by Thumpy the Bunny, by Nancy C. Dodge.
Check the recommendations for children from The Center for Loss and Life Transition.
Check the recommendations for children from Compassion Books.
Check the recommendations for children from the Dougy Center.
Examples of available selections:
|The Goodbye Boat by Mary Joslin has a very moving message-goodbyes are painful, but there is hope that comfort will return, that death is not the end of love. Compassion Book's staff gives it two thumbs up. Hardcover, 8 pages.|
|Bart Speaks Out by Linda Goldman gives a voice to the silence often surrounding suicide. Bart is a friendly shaggy dog. Bart finds ways to get his questions voiced and answered. A very special interactive book. Paperback, 40 pages.|
Your Grieving Heart for Teens: 100 Practical Ideas -
Simple Tips for Understanding and Expressing Your Grief,
by Alan, D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.. This book is a lifeline
for grieving teens. It reminds the teen that he
must express his grief to heal and then shows him how
to mourn. It will teach the teen how to live and
love well again.
Soft cover, 128 pages #1382 $11.95 at Living With Loss Magazine.
Also available at The Center for Loss and Life Transition Bookstore
|Facing Change by Donna O'Toole is a unique book in that all kinds of losses experienced by teenagers are listed and validated. It has enormous potential for reaching adolescents to help them understand loss and grief. Topics include: 75 ways to help yourself; How to find and use support; How to know you're making progress. Paperback, 48 pages.|
Check the recommendations for teens from The Center for Loss and Life Transition.
Check the recommendations for teens from Compassion Books.
|Breaking the Silence (2nd Ed.) by Linda Goldman sheds new light onto complex areas of traumatic grief. Designed for educators, mental health practitioners, caregivers, and parents, it presents techniques, words, activities, and methods to initiate discussions of these sensitive issues. Includes resources and practical activities for working with bully-victimization issues.|
Cancer Less Painful: A Handbook for Parents
Pain, Pain, Go Away: Helping Children with Pain (Online Version)
Both booklets are also available for a nominal cost. Order from: Association for the Care of Children's Health; 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 300; Bethesda, Maryland 20814; (800) 808-2224 or E-mail: email@example.com
the Grieving Heart and Healing Your Grieving Heart,
by Dr. Alan Wolfelt. One book is for the caregiver,
and the other is for the bereaved individual.
Small, and easy to carry in pocket or purse, both are
superb in content. These books make excellent
support resources for yourself or as gifts.
Soft cover. Healing the Grieving Heart #1370 $9.95, Healing Your Grieving Heart, #1375 $9.95 at Living With Loss Magazine.
the Grieving Child's Heart and Healing
Your Grieving Heart - 100 Practical Ideas for Kids,
by Dr. Alan Wolfelt. Companion books designed
to support children's grief experiences. One is
for the child's caregiver and one is especially for
the child. Filled with concise information and
suggestions, it is compact and easy to carry in pocket
Soft cover. Child's Heart #1376 $9.95, Your Heart #1377 $9.95 at Living With Loss Magazine.
Healing a Teen's Grieving
Heart: 100 Practical Ideas for Families, Friends and
Caregivers, by Dr. Alan Wolfelt. If
you are looking to help a grieving teen but aren't
sure how, this book is for you. It explores
the teen's unique mourning needs, offers practical
advice and suggest realistic activities.
Soft cover, 128 pages #1382 $11.95 at Living With Loss Magazine.
Teen Age Grief Leadership Manual by Linda Cunningham. A comprehensive curriculum for the operation of a teen grief support group. Suitable for use in education, social services, health care, community and other settings. Video/audio tapes also available. Paperback, 203 pages.
Check the recommendations for adults supporting children and teens from Compassion Books.
Mourning Dawns: Living Your Way Through the Seasons
of Grief, by Jim Miller at Willowgreen. This beautifully designed book has been written for
adults of all ages who have experienced any kind of
Paperback, 64 pages, 5½" x 8½ ", #1737 $6.95
Meaningful Funeral Ceremonies, by Dr. Alan
Wolfelt. Designed to complement the clergy and
funeral director's roles in the funeral planning process,
this guide walks reader through the many decisions
they will make at the time of a death. Just
the right amount of information at just the right
Soft cover, 80 pages #1386 $12.95
Also, Creating Meaningful Funeral Ceremonies - for families #1381 $12.95
Both at Living With Loss Magazine.
The Death of Adult Children Through the Eyes of Grieving Parents may be helpful for those who have lost an adult child, according to GriefNet and available at http://griefnet.org/library/reviews/d/dthadltchldR.html
Good Grief by Granger E. Westberg is a well known and reliable standby per GriefNet. Available through GriefNet at http://griefnet.org/library/reviews/g/goodgriefpbR.html
A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis has been comfort to many widowed people from all different perspectives. There is a review of it at GriefNet at http://griefnet.org/library/reviews/g/griefobshcR.html
The Grief Recovery Handbook: The Action Program For Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses has been found to be helpful to many at some point according to GriefNet, and is available at http://griefnet.org/library/reviews/g/griefrecoverypbR.html
Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss, by Hope Edelman is reviewed at GriefNet at http://griefnet.org/library/reviews/l/legoflossR.html
Bolton I. (1983). My Son...My Son: A Guide to Healing After Death, Loss or Suicide. Atlanta: Bolton Printers.
Doyle D. (1994). Caring for a Dying Relative: A Guide for Families. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Check the recommendations for Adults Facing Loss from The Center for Loss and Life Transition.
Check the recommendations for Adults Facing Loss from Compassion Books.
|Teaching Students About Death: A Comprehensive Resource for Educators and Parents by Robert Stevenson and Eileen Stevenson (eds). An excellent resource for school personnel.
|Healing the Bereaved Child, by Dr. Alan Wolfelt. Offered in an easy-to-read format, this comprehensive manual takes readers on a metaphoric journey through a "grief garden" for children. An excellent tool for parents or professionals who are caring for a bereaved child. Describes the child's six needs of mourning, foundations of counseling bereaved children...and more.
Soft cover, 344 pages #1310 $39.95 at Living With Loss Magazine.
|What Will We Do?: Preparing Schools to Cope with Crisis (2nd Ed.) By Robert Stevenson, Editor. A guidebook for educators and parents who wish to understand and assist schools in coping with crises. The book examines the scope and effects of programs that target such issues as loss, illness, death, grief, war and violence. Contains 15 pages of guidelines and protocols that can be taken to prepare a school community to establish an intervention plan for possible future crises.|
Buckman R. (1992). "I Don't Know What to Say..." : How to Help and Support Someone Who is Dying. New York, NY: Vintage Books.
Davies B, Reimer J, Brown P & Martens N. (1995). Fading Away: The Experience of Transition in Families with Terminal Illness. Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing Company, Inc.
Murray Parkes C, Laungani P, Young B. (1997). Death and Bereavement Across Cultures. New York, NY: Routledge.
Purnell L, Paulanka B. (1998). Transcultural Health Care: A Culturally Competent Approach. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Company.
|Clinical Dimensions of Anticipatory Mourning by Therese A. Rando. In this newly published exemplary work, sixteen experts come together to share their research and understanding of how the perils inherent in anticipatory mourning may be effectively ameliorated. Here you will find wise, informed, guidance and life affirming interventions. The book is divided into the following three sections, each thoroughly developed with excellent figures and tables: 1. Knowledge and Theory; 2. Anticipatory Mourning from Different Perspectives; and 3. Applied Cases and Interventions.
Paperback, 594 pages.
Check the recommendations for Professionals from Compassion Books.
A Magazine of Hope and Healing
A popular magazine. Available Online or via Subscription or by contacting Bereavement Publishing, Inc., 5125 North Union Boulevard, Suite 4, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80918; tel. 888-604-4673.
Journal published by Taylor & Francis, Ltd., 325 Chestnut St. Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106; tel. 215-625-8900.
Taylor & Francis
A quarterly magazine dedicated to promoting hospice care and end-of-life care issues. National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, 1901 North Moore Street, Suite 901, Arlington, VA 2209; tel. 703-243-5900.
Crisis & Loss
Journal published by Sage Publications Inc., 2455 Teller Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91320; tel. 805-499-0721; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
in End of Life Care
This bimonthly, online journal features peer reviewed promising practices in end-of-life care. Each innovation is selected because it holds promise for enhancing the comfort and dignity of dying persons and their families.
Journhal published by Taylor & Francis Ltd, 4 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon, OX14 4RN (UK)
Journal of Death and Dying
Journal published by Baywood Publishing Co., Inc., 26 Austin Ave., P.O. Box 337, Amityville, NY 11701; tel. 516-691-1270; 800-638-7819; email: email@example.com