Below are some of the many resources on childhood traumatic grief available to parents and caregivers, children, and mental health professionals. Links to Web-accessible resources are also provided.
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Childhood Traumatic Grief Additional Resources - For Caregivers (2010) (PDF)
Childhood Traumatic Grief Additional Resources - For Children and Teens (2010) (PDF)
Childhood Traumatic Grief Additional Resources - For Professionals (2010) (PDF)
A comprehensive video program to help adults understand how children perceive death, respond to loss, and
grieve. Includes an overview of death from a child's point of view, information on the developmental stages of
grieving behaviors, and advice on how to create support systems for bereaved children. Also available as
part of correspondence course.
The Stamp Game: A Game of Feelings
(ages 6 & up)
An innovative tool for helping people identify, clarify, and express feelings. “Players will be able to relate more honestly to others as they learn to express feelings. As a result, players become more effective problem-solvers, and the identification and expression of feelings brings clarity to players' needs, which in turn leads to enhanced self-esteem. The game is a wonderful tool to equalize those who use words as a defense but have difficulty being emotionally honest, and for those who have great difficulty being articulate on any level.” Available from: AuthorsDen.com
, Mentor Books
, and SelfHelpWarehouse.com
Emotional Bingo for Children
& Emotional Bingo for Teens
"Everybody knows how to play Bingo, but this version requires players to identify feelings rather than numbers on their Bingo cards. Ideal for counseling groups or classrooms . . . not only helps children learn to recognize various feelings, it also teaches empathy—a trait associated with lower incidence of violent behavior. Game rules provide opportunities for children to discuss their own feelings and to respond empathetically to the feelings of others. The teen version features feelings that are common in adolescence." Available from: Creative Therapy Store
and Western Psychological Services
In addition to the camps listed below, local bereavement centers will have information about area camp programs.
Camp Erin, The Moyer Foundation
Nationwide network of bereavement camps for children and teens ages 6–17 who are grieving the loss of someone close to them.
Comfort Zone Camp
(804) 377-3430 / (866) 488-5679
Nationwide network of free bereavement camps for children and teens aged 7–17 who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver. The camps are held year-round across the country.
Judi's House/Heroic Journey
A seven-day wilderness adventure designed for teens coping with the death of a loved one. Enables teens to connect and build supportive relationships with other teens going through similar challenges in life. Funded by and delivered in partnership with Outward Bound.