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Death and the Grieving Process

A Kid’s Guide to Dealing with the Loss of a Pet – Sponsored by Blue Buffalo Co., this is an excellent compilation of resources for parents dealing with the issue of the loss of a beloved family pet.

Children in Pain and Crisis – a brochure from GBOD (United Methodist General Board of Discipleship)


Children’s Books about Death – from The Grown-Up’s Guide to the Best Children’s Books

*Dealing with Death from the good folks at Mr. Rogers.  Be sure to click on the “Helpful Hints” tab for some excellent tips.

*Dealing with Grief from the good folks at Sesame Street.

Guiding Adults in Talking to Children About Death and Attending Services – Concise article from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

Talking to Children about Death

Helping Children Cope with Loss, Death and Grief – a flyer from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) – an excellent, concise resource that includes developmental stages of grief, helpful tips and behavioral indicators

NASP Grief

When a Loved One Dies – a pamphlet from GBOD (United Methodist General Board of Discipleship)



* Especially appropriate for young children


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