Grief Resources

Collections of Resources

National Grief Support Groups

The Dougy Center
National Center for Grieving Children & Families
PO Box 86852
Portland OR 97286 USA

The Compassionate Friends
Grief Support After the Death of a Child
PO Box 3696
Oak Brook IL 60522-3696
877.969.0010 or 630.990.0010
PO Box 3272
Ann Arbor MI 48106

Death in the School System


In-Sight Books, Inc.
PO Box 42467
Oklahoma City OK 73123
800.658.9262 or 405.810.9501

Centering Corporation & Grief Digest Magazine
Grief Resources
7230 Maple Street
Omaha NE 68134

Compassion Books, Inc.
7036 State Hwy 80 South
Burnsville NC 28714
800.970.4220 or 828.675.5909

Recommended Reading from Erin’s House

Recommended Reading

For Professionals

  • Children and Grief: When a Parent Dies by J. William Worden
  • Companioning the Bereaved: A Soulful Guide for Counselors & Caregivers by Alan D. Wolfelt
  • Grief as a Family Process: A Developmental Approach to Clinical Practice by Ester R. Shapirot

For Adults

  • Guiding Your Child Through Grief by James P. Emswiler and Mary Ann Emswiler
  • Healing Your Grieving Heart by Alan D. Wolfelt
  • Healing a Child's Grieving Heart by Alan D. Wolfelt
  • Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart by Alan D. Wolfel

For Grieving Children

  • Don't Despair on Thursdays!: The Children's Grief-Management Book (The Emotional Impact Series) by Adolph Moser (Author) and David Melton (Illustrator)
  • The Fall of Freddie the Leaf by Leo Buscaglia
  • Healing Your Grieving Heart: For Kids by Alan D. Wolfelt
  • How I Feel: A Coloring Book for Grieving Children by Alan D. Wolfelt
  • Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children by Bryan Mellonie (Author) and Robert Ingpen (Illustrator)