Children & Students

Children & Students

Whether we are parents, grandparents, extended family, friends or educators, helping children and students deal with grief is difficult and heart breaking.

What do we say, how do we comfort, where can I find resources to not only help them but also myself. Below are resources to provide comfort, skills and tools to help children and students deal with death and loss.


This growing list of recommended resources provides links to books in print and digital formats. If you have a resource you want to recommend for inclusion do contact us with details.

Stages of Grief in Children


Explaining Grief to Kids


The Invisible String


I Miss You

When a close friend or family member dies, it can be difficult for children to express their feelings. I Miss You helps boys and girls understand that death... 


Helping Children Grieve

Helping Children Grieve is a resource provided by the New York Life Foundation and National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement.


Grieving Students

Coalition To Support Grieving Students provides helpful resources for parents, educators, coaches, and those who work with school age children and teens.


Children’s Grief Awareness

The National Alliance for Grieving Children is committed to serving as a catalyst for leading a national movement to educate, advocate and raise awareness about the needs of grieving children, teens and their families.


Grief Talk FAQ


Frequently Asked Questions from Parents/Caregivers Raising Bereaved Children:



Children’s Grief & The Holidays


NAGC Holiday Toolkit: Supporting Grieving Children During the Season of Family



10 Ways to Help a Grieving Child


“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.”

– Albert Pike

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