Media & Publications

“Statement Concerning the Incarceration of Children and Adults” June 2018.  Authored by an interdisciplinary, international group of health care practitioners, scholars, and experts in the field of loss and grief.

“Honesty, plain language are key to explaining death and grief to kids” April 2018. Brandie Weikle with Andrea Warnick in The Star

“Kids Grieve Too” March 2018.  An interview on The Drew Marshall Radio Show.

“What is the Best Way to Explain Death to a Child”  March 2018. David McGinn with Andrea Warnick in The Globe and Mail.

“The Grieving Child”  February 2018. Helen Lammers- Helps with Andrea Warnick in Country Guide.

“How to Tell your Kids a Loved One has Cancer” February 2018. Raina Delisle with Andrea Warnick in Today’s Parent. 

“We are Hungry for Neat Tidy Stories: Grief is More Messy” January 2018. Louise Kinross with Andrea Warnick in Bloom.

“How to Explain Death to a Child” December 2017. Kathryn Hayward with Andrea Warnick in Today’s Parent.

“How to Comfort Your Grieving Coworker” December 2017. Alice Murray with Andrea Warnick in Jobbio.

“Using Writing Interventions to Support Bereaved Students” May 2017. Andrea Warnick and Lysa Toye in Supporting Bereaved Students in School (Oxford University Press).

“Preparing Children for Funerals and Memorials” March 2017. Andrea Warnick and funeral director Michelle Methven.

“New Technology is Forcing us to Confront the Ethics of Bringing People Back from the Dead” January 2017. Adrienne Matei with Andrea Warnick in Quartz.

“Commemorative Tattoos as Connection” January 2017. Co-authored by Andrea Warnick and Lysa Toye in The Tattoo Project: Commemorative Tattoos, Visual Culture, and the Digital Archive.

“Dealing With Death: How to Help Kids Deal with Death and Funerals” August 2016.  Jackie Gillard in the Huffington Post.

“The Unvoiced Questions of Children Experiencing an Illness, Dying, or Death in their Family” April 2015. Andrea Warnick in UBC Faculty of Medicine’s This Changed my Practice.

“Supporting Youth Grieving the Dying or Death of a Sibling or Parent: Considerations for Parents, Professionals, and Communities”  Andrea Warnick in Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care, March 2015 – Volume 9 – Issue 1 – p 58–63.

“Explaining Death to Children” March 2014,  Radio interview recording with Andrea Warnick on Uma Girish’s radio show The Grammar of Grief.

“Children at the Bedside of a Dying Family Member or Friend” January 2014. Andrea Warnick in Canadian Virtual Hospice.

“Don’t Use the ‘D’ Word: Exploring Myths about Children and Death” December 2013. Andrea Warnick in Canadian Virtual Hospice.

“Stella Joy: Every Moment Precious” December 2012. Catherine Porter in The Toronto Star. “Stella’s parents no longer see their daughter as a dying 2-year-old, but as a child who is navigating death. They are following her lead.”

“Unicorn Gala Aids Grieving Children” November 19, 2012. Susan Minuk in The Canadian Jewish News.

“Unique Grief Program Helps Kids Deal With Death” August, 2012. Kim Hughes  in Samaritanmag.

“Supporting Children When a Loved One is Dying”  March 11, 2012. Andrea Warnick on Family Matters Radio (scroll down linked page and click on “Listen to Pod Cast” link).

“Special Bereavement Camp Will Welcome Children this September” September 2010. Mount Sinai Hospital website.

“The Heart Does Break: Canadian Writers on Grief and Mourning” February 2010. Book review by Andrea Warnick in Doorway to Room 217.

“Helping Kids Express Grief” December 2009. Nicloe Baute in The Toronto Star.

“Supporting Children of Parents who are Dying” January 2009. A. Warnick & K. Longfield in Canadian Oncology Nurses Journal.

“When a Parent is Dying: Helping Parents Explain Death to their Children” December 2008.  D. Seccareccia, & A. Warnick in Canadian Family Physician.

“Woman Tends Tsunami Grief” February 2005. Nancy Hernandez in The Frederick News-Post.

“Master Death, Dying in College” December 2005. Sarah Breitenbach in The Frederick News-Post.