Resources for Adults


CARING FOR SOMEONE WHO IS DYING

Books

  • Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death by Joan Halifax
  • Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul by Stephen Jenkinson
  • Essentials in Hospice Palliative Care by Katherine Murray

Web Resources

 

 

DYING, DEATH, & GRIEF

Books

  • Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
  • The Heart Does Break: Canadian Writers on Grief and Mourning by Jean Baird and George Bowering
  • The Mourners Dance: What We Do When People Die by Katherine Ashenburg

Web Resources

 

 

THE DEATH OF A BABY

Books

  • An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination by Elizabeth McCracken
  • Loving Your Baby: A Gentle and Practical Guide to Parenting Through Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death by Shari Morash

 

 

TALKING WITH CHILDREN & YOUTH ABOUT SERIOUS ILLNESS

Books

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SUPPORTING CHILDREN & YOUTH FOLLOWING A DEATH

Books

  • 35 Ways to Help a Grieving Child by The Dougy Centre
  • A Child’s Grief: Supporting a Child when Someone in their Family has Died by Winston’s Wish
  • A Parent’s Guide to Raising Grieving Children by Phyllis R. Silverman
  • Beyond the Rough Rock: Supporting a Child who has Been Bereaved Through Suicide by Winston’s Wish
  • Finding your Own Way to Grieve: A Creative Activity Workbook for Kids and Teens on the Autism Spectrum by Karla Helbert
  • Helping Teens Cope with Death by The Dougy Centre
  • Hope Beyond the Headlines: Supporting a Child Bereaved through Murder or Manslaughter by Winston’s Wish
  • Never too Young to Know: Death in Children’s Lives by Phyllis R. Silverman

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FOR EDUCATORS & SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS

Books

  • A Student Dies, A School Mourns: Dealing with Death and Loss in the School Community by Ralph Klicker
  • Good Grief: Supporting the Bereaved Student: A Resource Guide for Educators by Hospice Calgary
  • Helping the Grieving Student: A Guide for Teachers by The Dougy Centre
  • What We Don’t Discuss: A Teacher’s Guide to Death and Dying (book and online article) by Laura Saunders
  • When Death Impacts Your School: A Guide for School Administrators by The Dougy Centre

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FOR PROFESSIONALS* & VOLUNTEERS*

*who have received formal training in providing support to grieving children
Books

  • Creative Interventions for Bereaved Children by Liana Lowenstein

Web Resources