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For Professionals



Abrams, Rebecca
When Parents Die: Learning to Live With the Loss of a Parent,
Routledge, 2000
This book includes new research in addition to the author’s experience
to help those who have lost a parent.
Hospice Foundation of America,
Living with Grief: At Worship,
This brochure gives practical suggestions to faith communities during
times of loss, illness, and death.
Adults & Professionals
Hospice Foundation of America, Edited by Kenneth Doka & Amy Tucci
Beyond Kubler-Ross: New Perspectives on Death, Dying, and
Grief, Hospice Foundation of America, 2011
This book focuses on new perspectives and viewpoints developed from
the 5-stages model of grief.
Adults & Professionals
Hospice Foundation of America, Edited by Kenneth Doka & Amy Tucci
Living with Grief: Children and Adolescents,
Hospice Foundation of America, 2012
This volume helps understand children and adolescents going through
loss, many types of grief, and current society aspects including the
Internet. Helps understand ways to give support.
Professionals and Adults
Hospice Foundation of America
Living with Grief: At Work, Hospice Foundation of America, 2007
This brochure helps both peer workers and supervisors with
interaction of an employee facing life-threatening illness and grief in
a work setting.
Irish, Donald P., et al
Ethnic Variations in Dying, Death, and Grief, Taylor & Francis, 1998
This book gives specific variations across cultures in dealing with death
and grief.
Johnson, Sherry
After a Child Dies: Counseling Bereaved, Springer, 1987
This comprehensive text offers counseling information for families after
a child dies.
Komp, Diane M., M. D.
Why Me?, InterVarsity Press, 2001
Using the story of Biblical Job, Dr. Komp translates pain into a spiritual
survival kit.
Kosminsky, Phyllis Ph. D.
Getting Back to Life When Grief Won’t Heal, McGraw Hill Publishers,
This book is for the bereaved, and anyone who works with the
bereaved—including counselors, medical staff, clergy, and hospice
Professionals & Adults
Leon, Irving G.
When A Baby Dies, Yale University, 1992
First in-depth explanation of psychotherapy for those who have
experienced the loss of a baby during pregnancy or first few weeks
after birth. Integrates narcissism, mourning, and short-term therapy
with more traditional psychoanalytical therapy.
Mills, G.; Reisler R.; Robinson, A.; & Vermilye, G.
Discussing Death, ETC Publications, 1976
Guide on death education with practical suggestions and resources
for a wide age range.
Nadeau, J.
Families Making Sense of Death, Sage, 1998
An important resource for families and professionals to understand
the complexity of the grieving family.
Adults & Professionals
Neimeyer, Robert A.; Winokuer, Howard; Harris, Darcy, & Thornton,
Gordon (Eds.)
Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society Bridging
Research and Practice, Routledge, 2011
This readable book combines research and clinical wisdom including
implementation of modules in practice. Covers bereavement, death,
and dying, including international aspects.
Oaklander, Violet
Windows to our Children: Gestalt Therapy for Children,
Center for Gestalt Development, 1969
Gives Gestalt therapy for children’s loss and grief work,
including play therapy.
Okun, Barbara & Nowinski, Joseph
Saying Goodbye, Berkeley Publishing Group, 2011
Both authors are experienced therapists who understand there is no
substitute for personal experience when it comes to writing about
death and grief.
Professionals & Adults
Rando, T.
Treatment of Complicated Mourning, Research Press, 1993
Comprehensive book on complicated mourning, giving important
understanding of the grief process.
Adults & Professionals
Seibert, Dinah; Drolet, Judy; & Fetro, J. V.
Helping Children Live with Death and Loss,
Southern Illinois U., 2003
Specifics for 0-3, 4-8, & 9 and over. What to expect, dialogues.
Includes inventories for adults’ death education, experience, and
choices regarding death. Activities for coping, literature.
Silverman, P.
Never Too Young to Know, Oxford University Press, 1999 & 2000
Book gives important information including research and historical
data to give better understanding of grieving children.
Smilansky, S.
On Death—Helping Children Understand and Cope,
Peter Lang, 1987-88
Book covers studies on grieving children in Tel Aviv and how they
process grief.
Tugendhat, Julia
Living With Loss and Grief, Sheldon Press, 2005
A concise and largely academic overview of the history, ritual,
and experience of grief, this book quotes Biblical texts, literature,
and poetry to illustrate the universality and variety of grief.
A cultural study of how grief is dealt with collectively.
Webb, Nancy Boyd, Editor
Helping Bereaved Children: A Handbook for Practitioners
(3rd Edition), Guilford Publishers, 2010
This book covers cognitive developmental understanding of death,
children’s responses to death, and assessing bereaved children.
It includes case examples regarding death of a family member
(e.g. grandparents, siblings), a death in the school and community,
violent deaths, suicide in the family, and death due to terrorism.
Wolfelt, A.
Helping Children Cope with Grief, Accelerated Development, Inc.,
This is an important resource to aid concerned adults working with
grieving children and includes topics for discussion.
Worden, James William, Ph.D.
Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy: A Handbook for Mental
Health Practitioners, Springer Publishing Co., 2009
Dr. Worden uses Harvard Medical School counseling methods and
strategy in working with patients with complicated or difficult grief.
Yalom, Irvin D., Ph.D.
Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death,
Jossey-Bass Publ., 2008
Dr. Yalom helps understand fear of death, causes of anxiety, and
helps in finding a path through various losses. Includes his existential
Professionals & Adults




Burns, Donna M.
When Kids are Grieving: Addressing Grief and Loss in School,
Corwin, 2010
This is a very practical resource to help children and adolescents through
the grief process, helping with emotional stability, social interactions,
and ways to respond to their needs.
Educators & School Counselors
Cassini K. & Rogers, J.
Death and the Classroom, Compassion Books, 1996
Manual gives guidance to deal practically with death in the classroom.
Teaching Staff
Dougy Center, The
Helping the Grieving Student: A Guide for Teachers,
Dougy Center
At some point every teacher will encounter a student dealing with
death and grief. This book gives practical information to help students
during this difficult time.
Teachers working with Students Grades 1-12
Dougy Center, The
When Death Impacts Your School: A Guide for School
Administrators, Dougy Center,
This book gives suggestions on how to help students, addressing
concerns, and giving ideas on intervention plans after death. It gives
information on suicide, violence, and deciding when to ask for
outside help.
Gliko-Braden, M.
Grief Comes to Class, Centering Corporation, 1992
This is a guide for teachers and parents to help bereaved children.
Teaching Staff & Parents
Hospice Foundation of America
Living with Grief at School, Hospice Foundation of America, 2004
This brochure helps staff assist students with death, grief, and loss
in schools.
Education Staff
Klicker, R.
A Student Dies, A School Mourns, Empowerment in Action, 2000
This manual guides schools in reducing the effects of personal loss
and suffering when death occurs.
Teaching Staff
Lagorio, J.
Life Cycle Education Manual, Empowerment in Action, 1991
A teacher’s guide to help with loss issues, including specific lessons,
and activities.
Teaching Staff
Miller, K.
The Crisis Manual for Early Childhood Teachers, Gryphon House,
A guide with information and ideas on how to handle difficult
classroom problems.
Teaching Staff
O’Toole, D.
Growing Through Grief, Compassion Books, 2006
This is a comprehensive K-12 curriculum to help children through loss.
Teaching Staff



Beckman, R.
Children Who Grieve, Learning Publications, 2000
A resource manual giving guidance to conduct support groups
for grieving children.
Burrell, R.; Coe, B.; & Hamm, G.
Fernside: A Center for Grieving Children, Fernside Publishers, 1994
Informative guidebook for working with grief support groups.
Dougy Center, The
Memories Matter: 70 Activities for Grieving Children & Teens,
Dougy Center,
This book is for professionals or parents to use with children and teens
with ways to express their grief. It is categorized by topics and helps
children process grief.
Ages Children & Teens
Fernside Idea Book, Fernside, 2007
This extensive idea book helps facilatators provide 180 structured
activities for all ages.
Counselors & Other Professionals
Haasi, B. & Marnocha, J.
Bereavement Support Group Programs for Children,
Taylor & Francis, 2000
This is an excellent children’s workbook and leader’s manual for
children’s grief support groups.
Perschy, M.
Helping Teens Work Through Grief, Taylor & Francis, 1997
The guide gives ways to create a teen grief support group
suggesting activities.




Doka, Kenneth
Living with Grief after Sudden Loss, Taylor & Francis, 1996
Contains discussions on topics such as treatment implications for
traumatic death, social psychological aspects of disaster death,
and grief counseling for traumatic loss.
Doka, Kenneth & Licht, M.
Living with Grief: Coping with Public Tragedy,
Brunner Routledge, 2003
This book gives a comprehensive look at how people coped with the
terrorist attacks during 9-11.
Adults & Professionals
Matsakis, Aphrodite, Ph.D.
Trust after Trauma, New Harbinger Publications, inc., 1999
This is a readable and practical guide helping people from traumatic
events and isolation to finding meaning and new relationships.
Adults and Therapists
Zinner, E. & Williams, M. B.
When a Community Weeps, Routledge, 1999
This gives case studies in group survivorship due to trauma and loss.