Children & Teens

The following links provide more detailed information on a variety of topics related to helping children and teens cope with loss.


When Families Grieve™

This guide was created by Sesame Workshop, the educational organization behind Sesame Street. It explores children's understanding of death and offers information about communicating, ideas for coping together, and ways to move forward with your children after a loss.

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Helpful Children's Books

This list recommends children's books that deal with death and grief. These easy-to-read stories can open up a meaningful discussion between you and your child, and help children make sense of their feelings and understand what they're experiencing.

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More Advice

Here you'll find a Huffington Post article by Judith Acosta containing advice and guidance from her book Verbal First Aid, which counsels parents on ways to help kids heal from fear and pain in a variety of situations, including the death of a loved one. If you find the advice in the article helpful, you may want to read her book for even more insight.

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Logan's Story

Logan Trumbull is an active, football fanatic fourth grader; his mother never expected him to sit down and write about living through his father's terminal cancer and eventual death in 2007. That story has become a book, “Logan's Story,” a lavishly illustrated and interactive tome that helped Logan heal and will help other children better understand grief and loss when someone close to them dies.

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