Helpful Resources

The following books and internet resources may assist you or your family in dealing with the grieving process. These resources can be obtained at your local library or bookstores, or online.

Resources for Adults

  • "A Grief Observed" C.S. Lewis
  • "Explaining Death To Children" Earl A. Grollman
  • "When A Family Loses A Loved One" Paul F. Wilczak
  • "Men and Grief" Carol Staudacher
  • "Questions and Answers on Death & Dying" Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • "The Bereaved Parent" Harriet S. Schiff
  • "Getting Through the Night" Eugenia Price
  • "The Journey Through Grief: Reflections on Healing" Dr. Alan Wolfelt
  • "Understanding Grief: Helping Yourself Heal" Dr. Alan Wolfelt
  • "Food for the Soul" Dr. Alan Wolfelt
  • "Healing Your Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas" Dr. Alan Wolfelt
  • "Healing the Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas for Families, Friends & Caregivers" Dr. Alan Wolfelt
  • "Creating Meaningful Funeral Ceremonies: A Guide for Caregivers" Dr. Alan Wolfelt
  • "Healing the Adult Child's Grieving Heart" Dr. Alan Wolfelt
  • "Healing a Parent's Grieving Heart" Dr. Alan Wolfelt
  • "Healing Your Traumatized Heart" Dr. Alan Wolfelt (Recommended for dealing with violent death)

Resources for Children

  • "Badger's Parting Gifts" Susan Varley
  • "How It Feels When A Parent Dies" Jill Krementz (Recommended for Teenagers)
  • "How Do We Tell The Children" Shafer and Lyons (Recommended for Adults)
  • "Healing the Bereaved Child" Dr. Alan Wolfelt
  • "A Child's View of Grief" Dr. Alan Wolfelt
  • "Healing the Grieving Child's Heart: 100 Practical Ideas for Kids" Dr. Alan Wolfelt

Resources for Caregivers

  • "Sarah's Journey: One Child's Experience With the Death of Her Father" Dr. Alan Wolfelt
  • "Creating Meaningful Funeral Ceremonies: A Guide for Families" Dr. Alan Wolfelt
  • "Death and Grief: A Guide for Clergy" Dr. Alan Wolfelt

Helpful Websites
Organization dedicated to furthering our understanding of grief. Founded by Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt
National nonprofit organization for families grieving the death of a child any age
A nonprofit, non-denominational organization serving grieving children and their families
The National Center for Grieving Children & Their Families
Organization dedicated to providing information and support to patients, families and friends facing life-threatening illnesses.
Organization which offers chat rooms, discussions, advice columns and articles related to grief, grieving, death and dying.