Living Dying: A Guide for Adults Supporting Grieving Children and Teenagers
Based on real clinical experience with families facing palliation, dying, death and grief, Living Dying explores common fears and struggles in a question-and-answer format. It provides clear, concrete suggestions to help you talk about illness and death with young people, include them in the care of the dying and maintain a meaningful connection after a loved one has died.
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Talking with Young People about Illness and Dying
- a framework for talking to kids about illness and dying
- a step-by-step approach to having the discussion
- information about how children grieve and what their common concerns are.
Attending Funerals, Memorials and Other Rituals
- children and youth grieve
- they will benefit from attending the funeral
- you can support them before, after and during the funeral.
Supporting Grieving Kids and Teenagers
This fact sheet is designed to support family members, friends and caregivers who are helping a child to understand and grieve. It provides practical information about how you can take the opportunity on these difficult days to:
- remember the person who has died
- be together
- share memories and feelings
- support one another.
Supporting Grieving Students in Schools
This fact sheet is designed for teachers, school counsellors and other school personnel to help them understand the common issues that grieving children and teenagers face. It provides helpful strategies for educators to recognize and respond to the needs of grieving students. It addresses the following topics:
- emotional and behavioural changes
- communicating information with others
- academic performance
- special occasions.
Supporting Grieving Kids and Teenagers During the Holidays
Supporting Grieving Kids and Teenagers on Mother's Day
Supporting Grieving Kids and Teenagers on Father's Day
Books on Grief, Dying and Death for Children Ages 3 To 11
A list of books geared to children Ages 3 To 11 about death and grief.
Books on Death and Grief for Teens, Youth and Young Adults
A list of books geared to teens, youth and young adults about death and grief
Books on Children with Family Members with Mental Illness
A list of books geared to teens, youth and young adults who have family members with mental illness
The Moyer Foundation Resource Centre
Helping Children and Families Thrive
Focused on continuing and expanding their support of children and families affected by grief and addiction, The Moyer Foundation has launched a comprehensive online library of carefully curated resources that provide the tools to navigate some of life’s most challenging experiences. With the expertise of hundreds of supportive partners, we are able to provide a personalized set of articles, videos, activities and referrals that explore grief, addiction, bullying, suicide, mindfulness, mental health, and much more. The Moyer Foundation Resource Center, accessed by website, email and phone, reflects the individual needs of each family and child that needs support. Check out The Moyer Foundation's Resource Centre here: www.moyerfoundation.org/resources
Children and Youth Grief Network
Supporting Grieving Children and Youth
The Dr. Jay Children's Grief Centre is proud to be a member of the Children and Youth Grief Network. The Children and Youth Grief Network was initiated by a group of grief and bereavement organizations in Peel and surrounding areas. The network strives to increase access to grief and bereavement support for children, youth and their families. Support for all age’s ranges from: online or in-person, peer support, support for parents, groups, counseling, camps, cancer specific, workshops, webinars, podcasts, family events and remembrance events.
For more information, check out their website: www.childrenandyouthgriefnetwork.com