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Information regarding children and death...

 

                                      

 


 

 

 

      How to Explain Death to Children by Rabbi Earl A. Grollman, D. D. (booklet) - answers numerous questions surrounding children and death.  Answers questions such as "Should your child attend the funeral?" 

available for pick-up


 

      I don't want to visit Grandma anymore by Norman Geller (book) - Rachel learns how to cope with your grandmother's stay in a hospital and a nursing home.  Rachel learns to not be frightened of all the changes and to realize her grandmother is still the same special person she always was. 

available for viewing at the funeral home, possible internet availability. 


 

      IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT by Jessie Flynn (book) - dealing with loss and realizing the true cause of a person's death. 

available for viewing at the funeral home, possible internet availability. 


 

      The Jewish Mourner's Handbook by an Editorial Committee (book) - "Judaism embraces all of life and accepts death as a part of life...Jewish tradition understands that we are never prepared to lose someone we love." This book explains many Jewish traditions surrounding the funeral and explains several terms used in conjunction with the Jewish funeral.  

available for viewing at the funeral home, possible internet availability. 


 

      Kolie and the Funeral by Ralph L. Klicker, Ph.D (coloring book) - Kolie is a Koala Bear who's grandpa died.  The book follows Kolie through the burial process.  There are suggestions for grownups on the back page. 

might be available (limited supply)


 

      Pet Loss New Leaf resources (brochure) - discussion on the loss of a pet and dealing with your grief. 

available for pick-up


 

      Physical Grief New Leaf resources (brochure) - discussion on the physical effects of death and grief (sudden weight gain, shortness of breath, etc) and what you can do to help yourself through this period of life.  

available for pick-up


 

      RACHEL AND THE UPSide DOWN HeaRt by eileen douglas (book) - "Readers of all ages learn that the death of a loved one can, with time and faith, be accepted.  A parable that touches every heart..." Norman Vincent Peale

available for viewing at the funeral home, possible internet availability. 


 

     Shiva Candle - an explanation of the tradition


 

      Suicide in the Young by Rabbi Earl A. Grollman, D. D. (brochure) - "this brochure will try to bring this difficult topic into the open, to talk about popular misconceptions, recognize danger signals, learn what we can do to take preventive measures, and finally offer meaningful support for those who have experienced the intolerable loss of a young loved one through self-inflicted death." 

available for pick-up


 

      STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT DEATH FOR TEENAGERS How to Cope with Losing Someone You Love by Earl A. Grollman (book) - "I wish I could send Earl Grollman's book to every one of the thousands of teens who write me in their pain and confusion over a death.  How relieved these young people would be to discover that others also feel angry, mean, guilty, alone and wretched as well as sad."  Beth Winship, "Ask Beth" columnist

available for viewing at the funeral home, possible internet availability. 


 

      talking about death a dialogue between parent and child by earl a. grollman (book) - "The first edition of Talking About Death was awarded the Trends citation by UNESCO, and has achieved recognition as a sensitive and helpful work on a long-neglected subject.  This edition is accompanied by a greatly expanded Parents' Guide which suggests a variety of uses for the book, and helps parents themselves to come to terms with death.  Also included is a fully annotated listing of resources."

available for viewing at the funeral home, possible internet availability. 


 

      Teen Grief: When A Friend or Someone You Loved Has Died by Accord (brochure) - helps teens understand why they feel the way they do, how long these feelings will last and what they can do while coping with a death.  

available for pick-up


 

      TIME REMEMBERED - A Journal for Survivors by Rabbi Earl A. Grollman, D. D. (book) - "The approach of this book is different.  You are the writer.  Only you can express your moods, your pain, and your search for healing." "As you recall the pages of the past, take your time to consider your individual chapter for the future. One part of your life has ended.  You are now writing your new beginnings." 

available for viewing at the funeral home, possible internet availability. 


 

      Timothy Duck - the story of the death of a friend by Lynn Bennett Blackburn (book) - Timothy Duck never stopped to think about death or how he would feel if someone he loved died.  Then his best person-friend go sick.  Suddenly Timothy had all kinds of feelings he'd never had before."  "This story is all about the feeling part and the getting better part, too.  We hope Timothy will be a helpful friend."

available for viewing at the funeral home, possible internet availability. 


 

      TOO YOUNG TO DIE Youth and Suicide by Francine Klagsbrun (book) - "With openness and sensitivity, Ms. Klagsbrun gives practical advice on recognizing and dealing with the cries for help that precede a suicide attempt.  Drawing on interviews with young people who have tried to kill themselves, as well as surveys, case histories and extensive research, she explains the underlying motives and causes, points out the danger signals and explores the role of family, teachers and friends in giving aid and support in a suicide crisis."  

available for viewing at the funeral home, possible internet availability. 


 

     WHAT IS CREMATION? by Jessie Flynn (book) - Grandpa Jack explains his wish of cremation to his grandchildren.  He tells them what it means and that his ashes can be buried at their special place and that will help the flowers grow. 

available for viewing at the funeral home, possible internet availability. 


 

      WHEN CHILDREN GRIEVE by John W. James and Russell Friedman (book) - "for adults to help children deal with death, divorce, pet loss, moving and other losses."

available for viewing at the funeral home, possible internet availability. 


   

      When A Friend Dies A Book for Teens About Grieving & Healing by Marilyn E. Gootman, Ed.D. (book) - "If you are grieving the death of a friend, do something for yourself.  Take the time to read this book.  It isn't very long - there aren't a lot of words - but you may find the help you need to cope with your sadness and begin to heal."  

available for viewing at the funeral home, possible internet availability. 


 

      When Your Parent Has Died New Leaf resources (brochure) - discussion of your new life without a parent and the new relationship you will have with relatives, the feelings of being alone and how your family role will change. 

available for pick-up


 

      Who Lives Happily Ever After? A handbook for families whose child has died violently by Sharon Turnbull (book) - "Your child died a senseless, tragic death.  you've never felt more lost and confused.  It's hard to think, eat, or sleep.  There are many questions and no one has the answers.  You feel..."

available for viewing at the funeral home, possible internet availability. 

 

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