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Grief/Loss Resources

The Dougy Center - grief resources for kids, teens and adults

The Children's Grief Education Association

Talking to Children About Death - from Hospice

The Lance Armstrong LIVESTRONG Foundation Cancer Resources for Kids

The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children


Children's Books on Death and Dying:

Gentle Willow (J. Mills & C. Pillo)

Waterbugs & Dragonflies - Explaining Death to Young Children (D. Stickney)

Tear Soup (P. Schweibert)

What's Heaven? (M. Shriver)

The Dragonfly Door
(J. Adams & B. Gibson)

What is Death?
(E. Boritzer)

When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death
(L. Kransey Brown & M. Brown)

Balloons for Trevor: Understanding Death
(A. Cave)

Sad Isn't Bad: A Good Grief Book for Kids Dealing With Loss
(M. Mundy)

Loss of a Pet:

Dog Heaven
(C. Rylant)

Cat Heaven (
C. Rylant)

The Tenth Good Thing About Barney
(J. Viorst)

The Legend of Rainbow Bridge
(W. Britton)

Missing Maggie: The Death of a Pet
(C. Owens)