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"If it were possible to heal sorrow by weeping and to raise the dead with tears, gold were less prized than grief." - Sophocles, Scyrii. Frag. 510.

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  • I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Death of a Loved One
    book cover A practical and comforting resource for someone in grief. An optional grief workbook is also available.
  • Grief Support Group Curriculum : Facilitator's Handbook
    book cover Designed for professionals who work in settings that serve bereaved children. Each cirriculum contains 10-session lesson plans that include age-appropriate activities to ease the way for discussion of painful topics. Also check the Adolescence Edition for grades 7-12.
  • Grief Counseling Homework Planner
    book cover This easy-to-use sourcebook features an array of ready-to-use, between-session assignments designed to help clients better understand their grief and the grieving process. Has a quick-reference format with 63 ready-to-copy exercises covering the most common issues encountered in grief therapy. Gives expert guidance on how and when to make the most efficient use of the homework exercises to enables clients to work through loss. A computer disk contains all the exercises in a word-processing format so you can customize them to suit your needs.

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New Fourth Edition! This reference work should be on your bookshelf if you are a grief counselor. In this updated and revised fourth edition of his classic text, Dr. Worden presents his most recent thinking on bereavement drawn from extensive research, clinical work, and the best of the new literature.
Shortly before her death in 2004, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler, her collaborator, completed the manuscript for this, her final book. On Grief and Grieving is a fitting completion to her work.
After the death of her son, Scott, Diane Fisher, an artist and entrepreneur, was inspired to write this book with her friends, Victoria Frigo, a medical writer, and Mary Lou Cook, a calligrapher, peace activist, and minister.
Helping Children Cope With the Loss of a Loved One
book cover This book by a Ph.D. child psychologist won the 1996 Parent's Choice Award for excellence. The author uses both narrative and case study vignettes to explain how young people understand and react to death.
Children and Grief: When a Parent Dies
book cover A solid review of pediatric grief as it manifests at differing developmental levels.
Death And The Adolescent:
A resource handbook for bereavement support groups in schools.
35 Ways to Help a Grieving Child
book cover This handbook by The Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families gives practical suggestions and tips on what behaviors and reactions to expect from children at different ages. Includes ways to create safe outlets for children and how to be supportive during special events such as the memorial service, anniversaries and holidays.
The Understanding Your Grief Support Group Guide: Starting and Leading a Bereavement Support Group
book cover Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D., serves as the director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition. This guide to facilitating support groups offers practical strategies for creating and maintaining a productive environment for mourners. Logistical considerations such as setting up and publicizing a new group are discussed, as is the importance of prescreening new members.
Living With Grief
book cover Kenneth J. Doka, . A compilation of cross-cultural essays on loss and grief with emphasis on ethnic, spiritual, class, and gender diversity in grieving. Includes a directory of resource organizations. This is the companion book for the 1998 bereavement teleconference sponsored by the Hospice Foundation Of America.
Multiple AIDS-Related Loss
By David Nord. Through the personal stories of four very different survivors, the book helps explain why multiple AIDS-related loss has uniquely devastating features. Beyond explaining the problem of grief due to multiple loss, the book also offers suggestions on ways to heal from the impact of AIDS.