Resources for Parents & Caregivers


Talking with Children and Youth About Serious Illness:

Books

As Big as it Gets: Supporting Children when a Parent is Seriously Ill by Winston’s Wish

Living Dying: A Guide for Adults Supporting Grieving Children and Teenagers by Ceilidh Eaton Russell

When a Parent is Sick: Helping Parents Explain Serious Illness to Children by Joan Hamilton

Online Resources

Supporting Children and 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

Online Resources

Attending Funerals, Memorials, and Other Rituals, an online tip sheet by the Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Centre

Children and Youth Grief Network

KidsGrieve2 Q&A, a monthly live Q&A with Andrea Warnick by Canadian Virtual Hospice

Supporting Grieving Kids and Teenagers at Father’s Day, an online tip sheet by the Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Centre

Supporting Grieving Kids and Teenagers at Mother’s Day, an online tip sheet by the Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Centre

Supporting Grieving Kids and Teenagers During the Holidays, an online tip sheet by the Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Centre

Supporting Grieving Preschoolers, an online tip sheet by The Dougy Centre

When a Parent Dies by Suicide: What Kids Want to Know, an online tip sheet by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

After a Suicide: Ten Tips for Helping Children and Teens, an online tip sheet by The Dougy Centre