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Child Therapy Resources related to Grief and Bereavement

G. Dean
The list author says: "This is a list of books that I've used in working with issues of death and loss with children."
Creative Interventions for Bereaved Children
Creative Interventions for Bereaved Children
"This book is full of useful activities and ideas to use with children who are dealing with death and loss.  Also includes reproducible handouts and things kids take with them to remind them of what they have learned in session.  Also includes adaptations for use in groups."
Fire in My Heart, Ice in My Veins: A Journal for Teenagers Experiencing a Loss
Fire in My Heart, Ice in My Veins: A Journal for Teenagers Experiencing a Loss
"I used this group with a teenage client who lost her brother in suddenly in an accident.  She was able to use this as a structured journal to write down her thoughts and ideas and share them with other therapeutic staff and family."
Samantha Jane's Missing Smile: A Story about Coping with the Loss of a Parent
Samantha Jane's Missing Smile: A Story about Coping with the Loss of a Parent
"Well written book addressing the range of feelings and thoughts associated with the loss of a parent."
I Miss You: A First Look at Death (A First Look At…Series)
I Miss You: A First Look at Death (A First Look At…Series)
"Addresses the topic of death in a simple and clear way for kids to understand.  Useful tool in helping parents and family members communicate with kids about this difficult topic."
Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss
Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss
"This is a good book for addressing issues of loss.  Very touching and meaningful for both kids and adults."
We Were Gonna Have a Baby, But We Had an Angel Instead
We Were Gonna Have a Baby, But We Had an Angel Instead
"Touching book addressing the loss of a brother or sister in utero or shortly after birth."
35 Ways to Help a Grieving Child (Guidebook Series)
35 Ways to Help a Grieving Child (Guidebook Series)
"Useful book for parents, teachers, family members, and other people who want to help but are not sure how or what to say. Straightforward, clear, and an easy read.  Would also recommend other resources available through the Dougy Center."
Helping the Grieving Student: A Guide for Teachers
Helping the Grieving Student: A Guide for Teachers
"Another resource from the Dougy Center geared towards helping teachers support grieving students."
When Someone Very Special Dies: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief (Drawing Out Feelings Series)
When Someone Very Special Dies: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief (Drawing Out Feelings Series)
"This book helps kids understand and process their experience of grief in a coloring book format.  Useful for kids who find it easier to approach the topic through drawing rather than talking directly about their feelings."
When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death (Dino Life Guides for Families)
When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death (Dino Life Guides for Families)
"Talks about death in an informative and straightforward way.  It's listed as ages 4-8, but younger children might find it a bit overwhelming in the amount of information that is provided.  Fortunately, you can also select pages to read that are most relevant for your child."