Books, Links, and More

We've compiled resources in both French and English, to give you the broadest possible range of available information. To see resources in French, click in the top right corner of the page.

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Teens - About
As Big as it Gets: Supporting a Child when a Parent is Seriously Ill
This booklet provides a range of ideas for parents and carers so that they feel able to involve their children in what is... read more...
Deconstruction/Reconstruction: A grief journal for teens
The Dougy Center's first journal specially created for grieving teens.   Whether a teen has experienced the death of a parent,... read more...
Good Grief, Supporting the Bereaved Student
Developed by Hospice Calgary staff with the assistance of a Calgary Board of Education Specialist, a high school guidance... read more...
Healing a Parent's Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Child Dies
Presenting simple yet highly effective methods for coping and healing, this book provides answers and relief to parents trying... read more...
Healing A Teen's Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas for Families, Friends and Caregivers
Addresses what to expect from grieving young people, and how to provide safe outlets for teens to express emotion. read more...
Healing the Bereaved Child: Grief Gardening, Growth Through Grief and Other Touchstones for Caregivers
This book written by Alan D. Wolfelt,  PhD, Grief Counsellor,  will help anyone who is working with children and teens who... read more...
Living Dying: A Guide for Adults Supporting Grieving Children and Teenagers
This is a practical handbook for parents and professionals supporting young people who have or will experience the dying... read more...
Parenting After the Death of a Child: A Practitioner's Guide
In the aftermath of the death of a child, parents face the challenge of not only dealing with their own grief, but also that... read more...
A Parent's Guide to Raising Grieving Children
This book offers guidance for navigating through one of life's most painful experiences. It offers comfort and wisdom for... read more...
The Secret C: Straight Talking About Cancer
This booklet is aimed at supporting parents or carers and encourages open communication and questions about cancer within... read more...