Grief and Loss Resources for Children

Grief and Loss Resources for Children

Grappling with death is difficult at any age, but it is particularly painful when a child is involved. Explaining loss to children and helping them deal with the feelings that come from this pain is hard. This list of resources from the Library can assist with this difficult conversation.

Where Do They Go? by Julia Alvarez
A Last Goodbye by Elin Kelsey
Where Are You Now? by Tyler Clark Burke
The Boy and the Gorilla by Jackie Azúa Kramer
The Goodbye Book by Todd Parr
Ten Beautiful Things by Molly Beth Griffin
The Pond by Nicola Davies
Lifetimes by Bryan Mellonie
The Rough Patch by Brian Lies
Cry Heart but Never Break by Glenn Ringtved
The Invisible String by Patrice Karst

Local Resources

Access Counseling Services – 513-649-8008
– Fernside: Center for Grieving Children – 513-246-9140
– Middletown City Schools (students and parents only) If your child(ren) (or you) would like to speak with a counselor, please contact Rosa Parks Elementary 513-420-4552
– St. Joseph Orphanage: Butler County Office, counseling and therapy services located at 6975 Dixie Highway (State Route 4), Fairfield, OH 45014 / 513-887-2100
– Companions on a Journey

National Resources 

– Coalition to Support Grieving Students, resources for parents and community members
– Crisis Text Line Text “HOME” to 741-741 to text a live trained counselor
– The National Child Traumatic Stress Network  
– From the National Association of School Psychologists, tips for addressing grief

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