February 1, 2024

Grief Resources for Families

We know that death and grief are hard and inevitable parts of life for us all. Explaining death and the feelings associated with grief may be difficult for families with children of all ages and stages. We’ve compiled this list of resources to help your family navigate this difficult topic and as always, please reach out to your MVP provider if you need more assistance.

Child Mind Institute

Child Mind Institute’s Grief Guide is extensive and has resources for different age groups, different life events, etc: https://childmind.org/guide/helping-children-cope-with-grief/

Books for children:

  • I Miss You: A First Look at Death by Pat Thomas, read aloud on YouTube here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vtJKJkl9kc
  • This YouTube channel above also provides read alouds for many books on grief
  • When Someone Very Special Dies: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief (Drawing Out Feelings) by Marge Heegaard
  • The Invisible String by Patrice KarstParental loss – Samantha Jane’s Missing Smile: A Story About Coping With the Loss of a Parent by Julie Kaplow and Donna Pincus

Pet Loss

  • The Invisible Leash: An Invisible String Story About the Loss of a Pet by Patrice Karst



Trauma and Grief Therapist Recommendations:

Trauma & Grief
  • Alyssa Wynn, LCSW
5030 Broadway, Suite 617, NY, NY 10034; https://alyssa-wynn.clientsecure.me/#home (929)267-3583
  • Footprints Mental Health Counseling
https://footprintsmentalhealthcounseling.com/ (646)204-2295
  • Jill Cohen, CT
www.jillgriefcounselor.com (212)721-4720



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