Grief is something our children, unfortunately, have to deal with in their life, whether it be the death of a pet, family member, or friend, or even the loss of seeing someone that was important part of their life for various reasons. It is important to remember that EVERY person and child grieves differently, and at his or her own pace. Below are some handouts and websites on grief that you might find helpful.

Helping Children Cope with Loss, Death and Grief Tips for Teachers and Parents

Facts For Families CHILDREN AND GRIEF

Facts for Families WHEN A PET DIES

Childern's Grief Education Association
http://www.childgrief.org/childgrief.htm

Grief Watch
resources for bereaved families & Professional Caregivers
http://www.griefwatch.com/default.asp

The Dough Center
The National Center for Grieving Children & Families
http://www.griefwatch.com/default.asp