There are a wealth of websites and organizations that provide free information and resources about coping with grief, understanding grief in children and adolescents, and how to support grieving families. There are also reading lists featuring books for different ages that explore grief and loss, links to free family activity kits and videos, and links to online platforms where families and teens can connect with others who have experienced similar losses.

National Organizations Supporting Grieving Youth and Families:

Books/Activity Sets:

  • When Someone Very Special Dies: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief (Marge Heegaard)

  • Help me Say Goodbye (Janis Silverman)

  • When Someone Dies: A Child-Caregiver Activity Book (NAGC)

  • How I Feel: A Coloring Book for Grieving Children (Center for Loss)

  • Companioning the Grieving Child: A Soulful Guide for Caregivers (Center for Loss)

  • Healing a Child's Grieving Heart Set or Teen Set (Center for Loss)

  • Sesame Street Grief and Bereavement

  • Art with heart, Chill & Spill, Ink it Out

  • Family Ties (pre-bereavement)

  • Memories Matter Manual

  • After a Suicide, Murder, or Death Activity Book

General Grief Support and Coping Resources:


Recursos de apoyo para el duelo en español:

Supporting children and adolescents when a family member has an advanced serious illness, The Dougy Center​

Supporting children and adolescents after a suicide death, The Dougy Center​

Supporting grieving preschool children, The Dougy Center​

Tips for supporting bereaved children, The Dougy Center​

Tips for supporting a grieving teen, The Dougy Center​

Tips for supporting teens after the death of a close friend, The Dougy Center​

​Responding to Change and Loss, National Alliance for Grieving Children Activity Booklet