Additional Resources for Grieving Children, Teens and Families
Funerals are an opportunity to come together with others and remember the person who has died. For children, it can confirm the reality of death. It is important to allow children the opportunity to attend the funeral. If possible, include children in the planning, such as picking out pictures to post, or the music to play.
Orchards by Holly Thompson tells the story of a young person’s process after her friends’ suicide. This thoughtful book can help a young person find ways to cope with their loss. Check out Holly’s website for a discussion guide. Thank you to Holly Thompson for tackling a taboo subject.
Death can bring out the worst or the best in families and dynamics within can change dramatically. What's Your Grief has provided ways to manage the many ways there could be conflict within a family after a death and how to navigate them.LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TO NAVIGATE FAMILY FIGHTING AFTER A DEATH