Resources for Grieving Families
Caring For Your Grieving Child: Frequently Asked Questions
Below are articles written by Caring Place staff members addressing the questions most often heard from caregivers about their grieving children.
- Grief Is a Long Journey
- Why Don't My Kids Look Like They're Grieving
- Sometimes Nights Are the Hardest
- Play Is the Work of Children
- What Does My Baby Know about Grief?
- "Onward": Wishes, Bonds and Memories after the Death of a Parent
- "Coco": A Story of Traditions and Legacy
- "Coco": A Story of Identity and Family
- "WandaVision": What Is Grief If Not Love Persevering?
Hope Through Children's Books: Videos and Activities
The Caring Place staff has put together a series of videos for you and your children to watch together. In each video, a Caring Place staff member reads a book to your child and you. During the video, you will be guided to pause and talk with your child about their response to something being talked about in the book (e.g. "What makes you feel worried?"). Each video has an activity related to the book that you and your child can do together, or they can do on their own.
- "How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids" by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer
- "In My Heart: A Book of Feelings" by Jo Witek
- "Chocolate Chipped: A Smelly Book about Grief" by Shelley Gilbert & Vicky Baruch
- "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" by Judith Viorst
- "Star Wars: Search Your Feelings (Galactic Basic Edition)" by Calliope Glass & Caitlin Kennedy
- "My Heart Sings a Sad Song" by Gary Alan Shockley