Understanding & Helping the Grieving Child

Here is a fantastic resource from Providence: Safe Crossings. We highly recommend reading the entire packet. It discusses how to talk to your child about loss and common reactions you'll experience with your child, among other great information.

Find the PDF here

Our Treehouse Resources & Support

Our TreeHouse serves as a loving, healing community for children, youth, and families to grieve. Through peer support groups, provision of school-based support, and referrals to other community resources, we strive to ensure that grief has a place.

Here are just a few of the resources Our TreeHouse is offering for elementary-aged students and their families:

  • Monthly Newsletter that includes:

    • Educational article/video/webinar related to children’s grief

    • Prompt for shared family activity

    • Independent child-friendly activity with necessary supplies

    • Practical suggestions for self-care

  • Monthly virtual social event for children

  • Private YouTube channel with educational videos for children

  • Moderated online forum for caregivers

  • Individual phone check-ins by request (children and/or caregiver)

For a list of more resources and supports offered during COVID-19, you can visit their webpage here.

Books To Read With Your Child

The Invisible String

The Memory Box

One Wave At A Time

The Goodbye Book

When Dinosaurs Die

The Fall of Freddie the Leafe

No Matter What

My Many Colored Days

For a full list of books, organized by audience ages and topics, visit Allina's Health Website

Books For You

Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Loved One

By William C. Kroen

When Children Grieve

By John W. James, Russell Friedman, & Leslie Matthews

A Parent's Guide to Raising Grieving Children

By Phyllis R. Silverman & Madelyn Kelly

Looking for books for yourself? This article has a list of books for the grieving adult.

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