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Printable Grief & Loss Resources

The Academy is delighted to share information with grieving individuals, families, professionals, and the community at large.  We have a variety of printable resources covering a range of topics related to grief and loss.

For your convenience, our printable resources are organized by category below.  Clicking on the handout titles below will take you to a printable (pdf) version of the handout.

General/Adult Grief

A New Normal Ten Things I've Learned About Trauma
A Survivors Guide to Homicide
Academy Information Sheet
Avoiding the Cliches of Grief
Death of a Pet
Effects of Grief
Effects of Grief - Hmong - Cov Kev Paug Raug ntawm Kev Tu Siab
Effects of Grief - Spanish - Los efectos del duelo
No one tells you this about loss, so I will
Symptoms of Bereavement
The Six Central Needs of Mourning
Tips for Grieving College Students and Young Adults
Top 10 List for Helping Those Who Are Grieving
Top 10 Ways to Care for Yourself
Understanding Grief
What Can I Do About My Grief
When Someone You Know Dies by Suicide
When Someone You Know Dies from an Overdose


Children and Grief

Assisting Children to Live with Death
Children and Change
Children's Understanding of Death - Developmental Stages
Everything I Learned About Grief I Learned in Kindergarten
Explaining Cremation to Children
Explaining Death to Children
Explaining Death to Children - Hmong - Piav Txog Txoj Kev Tuag rau Cov Me Nyuam
Explaining Death to Children - Spanish - Cómo explicar la muerte a los niños
Explaining a Substance-Related Death to Children-Part 1
Explaining Substance-Related Deaths to Children-Part 2
General Guidelines for Helping Children Cope with Death
Helping Children Express Their Grief
Helping Children Who Have Witnessed a Traumatic Event
How to Talk with Children About Suicide
How to Tell if a Grieving Child Needs Extra Help
How We Can Be Effective Helpers of Grieving Children
Important Considerations of the Grieving Child
Normal Grief or Clinical Depression
Responding to the Grieving Child - Ages 2-5
Responding to the Grieving Child - Ages 3-6
Should Children Attend Funerals?
Suggestions for Helping Children Cope with Grief
Top 10 List for Helping Grieving Children & Teens
When a Parent Dies
When Parents Divorce
When Someone You Know Dies from an Overdose
Why Adults Must Validate Children's Grief Feelings

Teens and Grief

Basic Needs of Grieving Teens
Helpful Suggestions for Teens Whose Friend has Died by Suicide
How to Help Teenagers Cope with Grief
Six Principles of Teen Grief
Things You Would Suggest to the Family Members of Teens Whose Friend Died by Suicide
Top 10 List for Helping Grieving Children and Teens

When a Baby Dies

Handling Hurtful Comments when Your Baby has Died
Handling Hurtful Comments - Spanish - Como Manejar Comentarios hirientes cuando Su bebe ha muerto
Practical Suggestions for Parents
Practical Suggestions for Parents - Spanish - Sugerencias Prácticas Para los Padres Cuyo Bebé Ha Muerto
To the Grieving Parent

Caregiver Grief (as a profession)

Caring for Oneself As a Caregiver
Top 10 Ways to Care for Yourself

Grief in School

Grief Support in Schools
Responding Appropriately to Death Crises at School
School Grief Group Curriculum -Elementary
School Grief Group Curriculum

Supporting the Grieving

A Survivors Guide to Homicide
Avoiding the Cliches of Grief
Community First Viewing Support
Grief in the Workplace
Helping a Friend Whose Baby has Died
How to Help a Grieving Friend
No One Tells You This About Loss, So I Will
The Six Central Needs of Mourning
The Tenets of Companioning the Bereaved
Tips for Supporting Grieving College Students and Young Adults
To the Grieving Parent
Top 10 List for Helping Grieving Children and Teens
Top 10 List for Helping Those Who Are Grieving
22 Ways to Support a Friend in Grief
When Someone You Know Dies by Suicide
When Someone You Know Dies from an Overdose

Grief in Church/Ministry Settings

Handling Grief and Crises in the Church Setting
Helping Grieving Children - A Christian Perspective
Important Considerations of Grieving Children at Church