Bereavement Camps

  • COPE has created a Kindle Book in order to help parents handle their grief, called COPING WITH THE LOSS OF A CHILD: Strategies for Living with Loss and How Friends Can Help.
    • * A Grace Disguised – How the Soul Grows Through Loss by Gerald Sittser
    • * Good Grief: Healing through the Shadow of Loss by Deborah Coryell
    • * Many Lives Many Masters by Dr. Brian Weiss
    • One Last Time by John Edward
    • Only Love is Real by Dr. Brian Weiss
    • * Signals by Joel Rothchild
    • Talking to Heaven by James Van Praagh
    • The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav
    • To Heal Again by Rusty Berkus
    • * A Time to Grieve by Carol Staudacher
    • * Walking in The Garden of Souls  by George Anderson
    • The Blessing of a Broken Heart by Sherri Mandell
    • The Wheel of Life by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
    • The Death of a Child…Reflections for Grieving Parents, by Elaine Stillwell
    • Beyond Tears… Living After Losing a Child by Ellen Mitchell
    • Dear Parents, Letters to Bereaved Parents, a Centering Corporation Resource
    • Living When a Loved One Has Died, by Earl A. Grollman
    • Healing After Loss… Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief, by Martha Whitmore Hickman
    • We Plan, God Laughs, by Sherre Hirsch
    • Gili’s Book… A Journey Into Bereavement for Parents and Counselors, by Henya Kagan (Klein)
    • The Bereaved Parent, by Harriet Sarnoff Schiff
    • How to Go on Living When Someone You Love Dies, by Therese A. Rando, PhD
    • Against the Dying of the Light… A Parent’s Story of Love Loss and The Light, by Leonard Fein
    • Living with Loss, Healing with Hope, by Rabbi Earl A. Grollman
    • Healing Hearts by Hisashi Nikaidoh and Janis Leibs Dworkis

    * COPE Member Favorites

    Books Related to Children’s Grief

    • Help for The Hard Times:  Getting Through Loss by Earl Hipp
    • How It Feels When a Parent Dies by Jill Krementz
    • Talking About Death:  A Dialogue Between Parent and Child by Earl A. Grollman
    • Straight Talk About Death for Teenagers  by Earl A. Grollman
    • When A Friend Dies:  A Book for Teens About Grieving & Healing  by Marilyn E. Gootman, Ed.D.
    • My Many Colored Days  by Dr. Seuss
    • The Grieving Child:  A Parent’s Guide by Helen Fitzgerald
    • Beyond the Innocence of Childhood Volumes 1, 2, and 3 by D.W. Adams and E.J. Deveau (editors)
    • Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Loved One:  A Guide for Grown-ups  by William C. Kroen, Ph.D.
    • The Tenth Good Thing About Barney by Judith Viorst
    • When Dinosaurs Die:  A Guide to Understanding Death  by Laurie Krasney Brown and Marc Brown
    • School Crisis Survival Guide by Suni Petersen and Ron L. Straub
    • Hope For Bereaved by Therese S. Schoeneck
    • When Someone Very Special Dies, When Something Terrible Happens, and Drawing Out Feelings Facilitator Guide by Marge Heegaard
    • You Are Not Alone by Lynne Hughes
    • Bereaved Children and Teens by Earl A. Grollman
    • Grief Relief: Creativity, Teens and Loss by Laraine D. Gordon-Holdsworth (attached)
    • Helping Teens Work Through Grief by Mary Kelly Perschy (Kindle Edition – Mar 20, 2007) – Kindle Book
    • Teens, Loss, and Grief: The Ultimate Teen Guide (It Happened to Me) by Edward Myers (Paperback – Oct 25, 2006)
    • You Can Get There from Here: Journaling Through the Grief, a Guide for Teens and Young Adults by Leah Hawley
    • When A Friend Dies: A Book For Teens About Grieving & Healing by Marilyn E. Gootman and Pamela Espeland (Paperback – April 2005)
    • Helping Teens Cope with Death by Dougy Center for Grieving Children (Paperback – Mar 10, 1999
    • Angel Catcher: A journal of loss and remembrance by Kathy Eldon and Amy Eldon Turteltaub

    Bereavement Camps

    For additional resources and referrals, including Long Island social workers, psychologists, or other therapeutic service contacts, please contact Karen Flyer, Executive Director at 516-484-4993 or karen@copefoundation.com .