Grief, Trauma and Resilience

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Title, Author, Publisher and Description
Grief
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155.937
Schonfe
After a loved one dies–how children grieve : and how parents and other adults can support them / written by David J. Schonfeld and Marcia Quackenbush. New York Life Foundation, c2009.
Description: This guide reviews how children grieve and how parents and other caring adults can help them understand death better. It offers suggestions for helping children cope. These suggestions are not meant to rush children through their grief or turn them into adults before their time. Rather, they will give them an understanding they can use now, as children, to grieve in a healthy and meaningful way..
Inserted sheets: Children and loss: an overview ; Dear Guidance Counselor/School Psychologist ; NY Life Award.
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155.937
Baugher
After suicide loss : coping with your grief / Bob Baugher and Jack Jordan. R. Baugher, [c2002]
Description: This booklet was written to help you understand some of what you may experience after someone you love or know has died from suicide.
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610.696
Breakin
Breaking the news [videorecording (DVD)] / created by Nancy Chernus-Mansfield, Marilyn Horn ; Institute for Families of Blind Children. The Institute, [2012?], c1991.
Description: Presents the “how-to” of giving bad news to patients and/or family members of patients in a compelling and understandable manner. The information is applicable to every medical discipline. For health care providers and related personnel.
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155.937
Carved
Carved from the heart [videorecording (DVD)] / produced by Ellen Frankenstein and Louis Brady ; directed by Ellen Frankenstein ; words from the heart / director, producer, editor, Ellen Frankenstein. New Day Films : distributed by Kineticvideo.com, 2000.
Description: Words from the heart: “.. people from Alaska to the islands of the South Pacific comment on how Carved from the Heart has prompted emotional healing and encouraged unification and action within diverse communities … intended to facilitate discussion of the life altering issues raised by Carved from the Heart.”–Publisher’s catalog.
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155.937083
Lowens
Creative interventions for bereaved children / Liana Lowenstein. Champion Press, c2006.
Description: “A uniquely creative compilation of activities to help bereaved children express feelings of grief, diffuse traumatic reminders, address self-blame, commemorate the deceased, and learn coping strategies. Includes special activities for children dealing with the suicide or murder of a loved one. It covers a theoretical overview for practitioners, tips for caregivers and schools, and a ten-week curriculum for use in therapy or support groups.”–author’s website.
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155.937
Rando
Grief, dying, and death : clinical interventions for caregivers / Therese A. Rando ; foreword by J. William Worden. Research Press Co., c1984.
Description: “… provides both the theoretical background and the practical treatment interventions necessary for working with those who are bereaved or dying. Important topics such as anticipatory grief, post death mourning, and the stress of grief are described in detail. Grief reactions, both normal and abnormal, as well as their causes are analyzed. Special attention is given to grief caused by the death of a child or spouse, death by suicide, and children’s grief. Numerous exercises and case examples are included.”
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155.937083
Schonf
The grieving student : a teacher’s guide / by David J. Schonfeld and Marcia Quackenbush. Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co., c2010.
Description: This volume is a guide for teaches who must deal with children who are experiencing grief and loss, illuminating the classroom issues that grieving may trigger. Educators will get the real-world tips, strategies, and insights they need to explain the major concepts of death in age-appropriate ways; respond constructively to children’s common feelings and behaviors after a death; initiate and maintain positive, helpful communication; learn what to say and what not to say when a child or family is grieving; use simple commemorative activities at school to help students cope with their feelings; address children’s responses to different causes of death, including suicide, illness, and violence; help a child who is “stuck” in a difficult phase of grief; provide ongoing assistance when triggers of grief renew a child’s sense of loss; and notify and support students after a death that affects the whole school community.
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155.937
Parent
Parental loss of a child / edited by Therese A. Rando. Research Press Company, c1986.
Description: [The author’s] research is presented to help you better understand the entire experience.
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155.937
Mundy
Sad isn’t bad : when someone you love dies / written by Michaelene Mundy ; illustrated by R.W. Alley. One Caring Place, Abbey Press, c1998.
Description: Teaches children fourteen reassuring lessons about grief, explaining, for example, that crying and mixed-up feelings are okay, and features illustrations of a young elf going through the same process as the young reader.
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155.937
Talkin
Talking to children about death. National Institute of Mental Health, 1979.
The publisher has brochures available online:
Information on coping with trauma by NIMH.
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155.937
Engelha
Talking with your kids about death — and life : for parents / [Lisa O. Engelhardt, Lyn Sontag].One Caring Place, Abbey Press, c1997.
Description: Discusses how to disclose information about life, death and dying with children.
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155.93
Simos
A time to grieve : loss as a universal human experience / Bertha G. Simos. Family Service Association of America, c1979.
 

Children’s Books on Grief

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JUV
Cook
Grief is like a snowflake / by Julia Cook ; illustrated by Anita DuFalla. National Center for Youth Issues, [2012], c2011.
Description: What a wonderful tool for parents to use in helping a grieving child by using fantasy to confront reality. Julia Cook has made a difficult task so much easier with her insights and knowledge. Grades K-6.
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155.937
Cook
Grief is like a snowflake : activity and idea book : supplementary teacher’s guide / by Julia Cook ; contributing editor, Cathy Fox ; illustrated by Anita DuFalla. National Center for Youth Issues, c2011.
Description: “The purpose of this book is to offer grief facilitators, educators, and parents hands on activities that explore the grieving process. Participants will gain a better understanding of what grief is, how to personalize it, and how to endure it. The activities are practical, easy to implement, and meaningful.”–Back cover. Student book is for grades K to 8.
 

Grief and Autism Spectrum Disorders

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616.85882
Forres
Autism and loss / Rachel Forrester-Jones and Sarah Broadhurst. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2007.
Description: “People with autism often experience difficulty in understanding and expressing their emotions and react to losses in different ways or in ways that carers do not understand. In order to provide effective support, carers need to have the understanding, the skills and appropriate resources to work through these emotional reactions with them. Autism and Loss is a complete resource that covers a variety of kinds of loss, including bereavement, loss of friends or staff, loss of home or possessions and loss of health. Rooted in the latest research on loss and autism, yet written in an accessible style, the resource includes a wealth of factsheets and practical tools that provide formal and informal carers with authoritative, tried and tested guidance.”–Publisher’s website.
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618.9285882
Ellis
Caring for autism : practical advice from a parent and physician / Michael A. Ellis, DO, Clinical Assistant Professor, Mercer University School of Medicine ; Clinical Associate Professor, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), GA campus ; Medical Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Bradley Center, St. Francis Hospital ; Committee on Lifelong Learning for the Academmy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), Trustee for Georgia Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Columbus, GA with Lori Layton Ellis, BS, MPH. Oxford University Press, [2018]
Description: When your child is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, you have questions. As ASD parents themselves, Michael and Lori Ellis provide a holistic view of what comes after diagnosis, answer the most commonly asked questions, discuss what medications and therapies are available, and examine the global impact ASD has on the child’s environment.
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616.85882
Lipsky
How people with autism grieve, and how to help : an insider handbook / Deborah Lipsky. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2013.
Description: The book is an honest, first-hand account of how people with autism deal with the loss of someone in their life. It explores how people with autism feel and express the loss and how they come to terms with their grief, offering practical advice to parents and carers on how best to support someone with autism during these difficult times.
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616.85882
Fahert
Understanding death and illness and what they teach about life : an interactive guide for individuals with autism or Asperger’s and their loved ones / Catherine Faherty. Future Horizons Inc., c2008.
Description: Guidance for family members and professionals for difficult but necessary conversations children and adults with autism or Asperger’s syndrome. Offering detailed, concrete explanations of illness and injury, recuperating and healing, dying, life after death, losing a pet, rituals and traditions and more issues.
Trauma
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155.41824
What he
What helps kids bounce back [videorecording (DVD)] : how to use our knowledge of resiliency in the treatment of complex trauma / presenter, Kristen Mortenson, Anchorage Community Mental Health Services. Northstar Behavioral Health, 2013.
Description: The presenter discusses resiliency in children who have experienced complex trauma.
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EBOOK

Play in clinical practice [electronic resource] : evidence-based approaches / edited by Sandra W. Russ, Larissa N. Niec. Guilford Press, c2011.
Description: “Summary This innovative book goes beyond traditional play therapy to present a range of evidence-based assessment and intervention approaches that incorporate play as a key element. It is grounded in the latest knowledge about the importance of play in child development. Leading experts describe effective strategies for addressing a wide variety of clinical concerns, including behavioral difficulties, anxiety, parent-child relationship issues, trauma, and autism. The empirical support for each approach is summarized and clinical techniques are illustrated. The book also discusses school-based prevention programs that utilize play to support children’s learning and socioemotional functioning. Subject Areas/Key Words: Assessments, behavioral, children, developmental psychology, early childhood, emotional, interventions, play therapy, prevention, problems, psychological disorders, psychotherapy, treatments Audience: Child psychologists, play and art therapists, social workers, counselors, family therapists, psychiatrists, and school psychologists; early childhood professionals; developmental psychologists”– Provided by publisher.
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362.28
Live

To live to see the great day that dawns : preventing suicide by American Indian and Alaska Native youth and young adults / U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services. Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2010.
Description: Looks at culture, prevention, risk factors, community building, and more.Includes references.
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155
Trauma
Trauma, autism, and neurodevelopmental disorders : integrating research, practice, and policy / Jason M. Fogler, Randall A. Phelps, editors. Springer, [2018]
Description: This book examines the diagnostic overlap and frequent confusion between the newly named DSM-5 diagnostic categories of neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs), which include autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and trauma and stressor related disorders (TSRDs). These conditions are similar in that a) children with developmental disorders are particularly vulnerable to traumatic events and b) all have pervasive effects on the brain and development. Chapters provide a wealth of effective clinical, family, and school-based interventions, developed from established studies and important new findings. In addition, chapters use illustrative case studies to survey assessment challenges in today’s healthcare climate and consider alternative routes for improving correct diagnoses, identifying appropriate interventions, and referring proper targeted, evidence-based treatment and services. The book concludes with the editors’ recommendations for needs-based service access, including a more widespread use and acceptance of the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) framework. Topics featured in this book include: the neurobiological contributors to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) ; fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) and its diagnosis in children with a history of trauma ; interventions for trauma and stressor-related disorders in preschool-aged children ; reactive attachment disorder (RAD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis and care in a cultural context ; special population consideration in ASD identification and treatment; challenges associated with the transition to adulthood; trauma and neurodevelopmental disorders from a public health perspective.
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155.916
Gates

Trauma, stigma, and autism : developing resilience and loosening the grip of shame / Gordon Gates. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2019.
Description: This book presents ground-breaking ideas based on current research on how stigma can cause bodily felt trauma in stigmatised or marginalised people, particularly those on the autism spectrum. Gordon Gates draws on his academic research, professional knowledge as a counsellor, and lived experience with Asperger’s syndrome to provide a unique framework for combating the psychological and emotional impact of stigma. Explaining how to develop resilience and essential coping mechanisms to manage distress and improve mental health, this book casts new light on the significance of stigma in mental health, and marks a new way forward for anyone who has been made to feel like an “outsider”.
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618.9289
Levine
Trauma through a child’s eyes : awakening the ordinary miracle of healing / Peter A. Levine and Maggie Kline. North Atlantic Books, 2006.
Description: This is an essential guide for recognizing, preventing, and healing childhood trauma, from infancy through adolescence what parents, educators, and health professionals can do. Trauma can result not only from catastrophic events such as abuse, violence, or loss of loved ones, but from natural disasters and everyday incidents such as auto accidents, medical procedures, divorce, or even falling off a bicycle. At the core of this book is the understanding of how trauma is imprinted on the body, brain, and spirit, resulting in anxiety, nightmares, depression, physical illnesses, addictions, hyperactivity, and aggression. Rich with case studies and hands-on activities, Trauma Through A Child’s Eyes gives insight into children’s innate ability to rebound with the appropriate support, and provides their caregivers with tools to overcome and prevent trauma.
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372.146
Unsmili
Unsmiling faces : how preschools can heal / edited by Lesley Koplow ; foreword by Vivian Gussin Paley. 2nd ed. Teachers College Press, c2007.
Description: .. many new forces have impacted the landscape of early childhood education, presenting both great opportunities and great risks for today’s emotionally fragile young children. Once again making complex psychological concepts accessible to classroom teachers, this thorough revision incorporates important understandings gained since the tragic events of 9/11 ; addresses many of the challenging issues that confront educators in the current high-pressure climate focused on academic performance ; includes recent scientific research that supports the concepts underlying high-quality intervention and prevention in early childhood practice―concepts that were the basis for the first edition of this book ; provides an essential framework to help teachers understand the emotional lives of the young children they serve.
Resilency
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362.4048083
Zeitli
Coping in young children : early intervention practices to enhance adaptive behavior and resilience / by Shirley Zeitlin and G. Gordon Williamson.Brookes, 1994.
Description: Early intervention professionals will turn to this informative book for a deeper understanding of how young children cope or adjust to the stresses of daily living. Based on the premise that effective coping facilitates effective learning, this essential guide explains how to integrate a child’s developmental skills with daily functional living. Step by step, this comprehensive guide shows how to assess coping behaviors, develop coping-oriented IFSPs through collaborative decision making implement individualized intervention strategies, and support parent-selected activities that enhance coping abilities. Also included are detailed case examples, sample forms, and well-organized charts—all designed to help support the efforts of those serving young children.
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AI Reserve
618.9285882
Timmins
Developing resilience in young people with autism using social stories” / Dr Siobhan Timmins. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017.
Description: “Young people with autism can be particularly susceptible to setbacks, often leading to depression and a sense of hopelessness. Using Social Stories™, this book introduces a different way of looking at common life setbacks, and offer tools to overcome these obstacles, build resilience and develop coping strategies for the future. Based on Carol Gray’s highly effective Social Stories™ model, this new guide shows how to help individuals with autism deal with challenges specific to them, and how to bounce back from the negative experiences that they encounter. This book is an invaluable guide for learning to create personalised Social Stories™ that can be used to develop resilience in people with autism and help them to cope better with adversity.”–publisher’s website.
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JUV
Cook
A flicker of hope / by Julia Cook ; illustrated by MacKenzie Haley. National Center for Youth Issues, 2018.
Description: “HOPE is our children’s window for a better tomorrow. In terms of resilience and well-being, hope is a critically important predictor of success. This creative story from the best-selling author of My Mouth is a Volcano!, and Bubble Gum Brain, reminds children that dark clouds can be temporary and asking for help is always okay. We all have times when we need to borrow a little hope from someone else. When your clouds get too dark, and too heavy to push away, Reach out and ask, “Can I borrow some light?” “I’m having a really bad day.” Everyone needs somebody sometimes, to help them find their way.”–Goodreads.
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AI Reserve
152.4
Avery
Meet Thotso, your thought maker / written by Rachel Robb Avery ; illustration and design by Rebecca Davie-Hazen. Smart Thot, LLC, 2008.
Description: “…introduces Thotso and Thotso’s thinking patterns to children in an engaging, interactive board book. Learn about Smiling Thots, BooBoo Thots and most importantly, Bandage Thots which process BooBoo Thots into Smiling Thots. Hours of learning fun for children 3 to 8. Fully Safety Tested for children 3+. Builds a child’s resiliency and self-esteem through the promotion of positive thinking skills.”–publisher’s website. Ages 3-8.
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370.11
MindUP
The MindUp curriculum : brain-based strategies for learning and living. Scholastic, c2011.
Three volumes:
Grades PreK-2.
Grades 3-5.
Grades 6-8
Description: Research-based curriculum that features 15 lessons using the latest information about the brain to dramatically improve behavior and learning for all students. Each lesson offers easy strategies for helping students focus their attention, improve their self-regulation, build resilience to stress, and to develop a positive mind-set in both school and life.
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371.82996
School
School readiness and social-emotional development : perspectives on cultural diversity / Barbara Bowman and Evelyn K. Moore, editors.
National Black Child Development Institute, 2006.
Description: Strong social-emotional development underlies all later social, emotional, and academic success.? But among the 20?50 percent of children who enter kindergarten not ready to learn, social-emotional development is often where they are least prepared. This collection of seven commissioned papers summarizes an NBCDI study of the current state of research and programs addressing preschoolers? social-emotional development, looking at issues from a multicultural perspective. It identifies practical tools and strategies, as well as research, mental health screening, and community partnership models, that readers can use as resources for new research and program development.
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618.9289
Social
Social & emotional health in early childhood : building bridges between services & systems / edited by Deborah F. Perry, Roxane F. Kaufmann, and Jane Knitze ; [foreword by Jack P. Shonkoff]. Paul H. Brookes, c2007.
Description: Social-emotional health is one of the most critical factors in a child’s development and school readiness—a factor that depends on weaving effective mental health services into other systems and programs that support young children. … professionals will discover how to improve young children’s outcomes by building sturdy bridges between mental health and medical, educational, and social services. Combining the research and guidance of more than two dozen leading experts in early childhood and mental health, this book helps practitioners: make ; the most of the powerful, complex link between social-emotional health and school readiness ; infuse mental health services and supports ; into pediatric primary care settings, child care centers, early intervention programs, and preschool classrooms ; understand and implement the nuts and bolts of successful, integrated service systems, from strategic planning to workforce development ; evaluate the effectiveness of early childhood mental health services and supports ; learn valuable lessons from the most successful state and local programs ; implement effective, evidence-based prevention and intervention strategies for children at risk for social-emotional and behavior problems encourage resilience in young children and families. Brief, vivid stories throughout the book illustrate how mental health services help children and families at risk, and two extended real-life case studies give readers an inside look at effective early childhood mental health systems, including structure, financing, and outcomes evaluation. …practitioners and policy makers will learn how to make mental health services and supports an integral part of every early childhood setting—and ensure better social-emotional and academic outcomes for all young children.
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362.82
Jenson
Social policy for children and families : a risk and resilience perspective / [edited by] Jeffrey M. Jenson, Mark W. Fraser. 2nd ed. SAGE, c2011.
Description: … uses a unique framework to help students understand effective public policy development. Authors Jeffrey M. Jenson and Mark W. Fraser argue that a public health framework rooted in ecological theory and based on principles of risk, protection, and resilience is essential for the successful design of social policy. This book applies the authors′ conceptual model across the substantive areas of social policy, including child welfare, education, mental health, health, developmental disabilities, substance use, and juvenile justice.
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372.21
Strengthening
Strengthening families : a guidebook for early childhood programs. Rev. 2nd ed. Center for the Study of Social Policy, 2008.
Description: A framework for creating a child abuse and neglect prevention framework that can help program developers, policymakers, and advocates embed effective prevention strategies into existing systems. It shifts the focus from family risks and deficits to family strengths and resiliency. The second goal is to create a wide-spread understanding of what all kinds of programs and providers can do to promote healthy child development and reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect.
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370.1534
Merrel
Strong start : a social & emotional learning curriculum : grades K-2 / by Kenneth W. Merrell , Danielle M. Parisi and Sara A. Whitcomb. Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co., c2007.
Description: Social-emotional competence—it’s a critical part of every child’s school success, and just like any academic subject, children need instruction in it. Developed by a top expert, these proven curricula will help promote the social-emotional competence and resilience of children and adolescents. Divided into four age levels from kindergarten through high school, these innovative social and emotional learning curricula are filled with engaging, thought-provoking class activities that help students develop vital skills they’ll use for the rest of their lives: understanding emotions, managing anger, relieving stress, solving interpersonal problems, and much more. Each Strong Kids curriculum is: Easy for non-mental-health experts. Each highly structured, partially scripted curriculum is ready for any professional to pick up and start using ; evidence-based. Field testing shows that these curricula generate positive responses from students and teachers and really help increase students’ knowledge of healthy social-emotional behavior ; a great way to boost academic skills. Lessons help improve critical literacy, listening skills, and memory skills while they promote social and emotional health ; brief enough to fit into any program. Lessons take just 30 to 45 minutes, and each curriculum is used for a maximum of 10-12 weeks. Age-appropriate. Choose from four curricula, each carefully tailored to the specific needs and experiences of its targeted age group ; effective for all children in any setting. Use Strong Kids with children across ability levels in settings like classrooms, group counseling sessions, and youth treatment facilities ; low-cost and low-tech. Lessons in each curriculum include optional, easily adaptable scripts, sample scenarios and examples, creative activities, and “booster” lessons that reinforce what students learned. Every school and early intervention program will benefit from the lasting effect of these four curricula: strong, resilient students with fewer mental health and behavior problems and better academic outcomes.


March 2020