This book helps teens understand a variety of losses (not just death of a loved one) and explore creative coping strategies to deal with them.
Middle School/High School Books
Offers suggestions for healing activities that can help survivors learn to express their grief and mourn naturally. Book provides ideas and action-oriented tips that teach the basic principles of grief and healing, aimed at reducing the confusion, anxiety, and huge personal void so that the living can begin their lives again.
Eighteen young people ranging in age from seven to sixteen discuss the questions, fears, and grief they experienced when one of their parents died. Includes photos of kids in their everyday lives with their surviving family members.
Connects teens to a community that is dealing with the same feelings and circumstances. This “very relatable and real” book of personal essays written by grieving young adults covers almost every grief and loss topic.
The author explains to teens what to expect from the loss of a loved one and how to cope, grieve, and live through and with this grief. The straightforward and practical text covers a variety of topics while exploring the tough questions teens may have.
Grief counselor Helen Fitzgerald turns her attention to the special needs of adolescents struggling with loss and gives them the tools they need to work through their pain and grief. Touches on death by old age, terminal illness, school violence, or suicide.
Designed just for grieving teens as a companion to Dr. Wolfelt’s bestselling book Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens: 100 Practical Ideas.
Grieving teens from Comfort Zone Camp explain the way they dealt with the death of a parent. They discuss what helps, what doesn’t, how to stay connected with the deceased, and how to begin healing.