Bereavement Resources

Mid-America Transplant has the following resources available to help you through your grief journey. Please contact the Aftercare Program if you would like to learn more.

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Healing Your Grieving Heart for Kids: 100 Practical Ideas by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
Simple advice and activities for children after a death

Being Sad When Someone Dies: A Book About Grief by Linus Mundy
Offers practical coping skills to help young readers understand their feelings of grief and reassurance that, some way, somehow, things can be good again

Sesame Street’s When Families Grieve Kit
Designed to help your family sort through complex emotions, remember the life of a loved one, and find strength in one another. Kit includes a Sesame Street DVD, A Guide for Parents and Caregivers, and a Children’s Story

How I Feel – A Coloring Book for Grieving Children by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
Designed for children ages 3-8. Presents many of the feelings grieving children experience

Remember…A Child Remembers by Enid Samuel-Traisman, M.S.W.
A write-in memory book for bereaved children ages 8-12 that will help them cope with the loss of a special relationship and keep the memories safely preserved


For Teens

Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens: 100 Practical Ideas by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
Simple tips for understanding and expressing your grief

Memories
A memory book that provides teens a way to express their thoughts and feelings about loss


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For Adults

The Wilderness of Grief: Finding Your Way by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
This book takes an inspirational approach to present the idea of wilderness as a sustained metaphor for grief

The Wilderness of Suicide Grief: Finding Your Way by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
Presenting the idea of wilderness as a sustained metaphor for grief, this compassionate guide explores the unique responses inherent to the grief felt by those who have experienced the suicide of a loved one and offers information about coping with such a profound loss.

A Child’s View of Grief: A Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Counselors by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
A must-read for adults who want to help the young people in their lives better cope with grief and go on to become emotionally healthy, life-loving adults themselves

Healing Your Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
Compassionate advice and simple activities to help you through your loss

Healing a Parent’s Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Child Dies by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
Compassionate advice and simple activities that have helped thousands of grieving parents learn to live again

Healing the Adult Sibling’s Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Brother or Sister Dies by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
Compassionate advice and simple activities to help you through the loss of your sibling

Healing the Adult Child’s Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Parent Dies by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
Compassionate advice and simple activities to help you through the loss of your mother or father.

Healing a Spouse’s Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Husband or Wife Dies by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
Compassionate advice and simple activities for widows and widowers

Healing Your Traumatized Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Someone You Love Dies a Sudden, Violent Death by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
For those who grieve after a homicide, suicide or accidental death

No One Cries the Wrong Way: Seeing God Through Tears by Fr. Joe Kempf
Personal reflections are interwoven with insights from psychology, theology, Scripture, and literature, and are illustrated with engaging stories. Consoling in a way that is both simple and profound, Fr. Kempf helps you trust the Love in the midst of the pain.

Living in the Shadow of the Ghosts of Grief: Step into the Light by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
Reconcile old losses and open the door to infinite joy and love


Helpful Websites

Annie’s Hope, The Bereavement Center for Kids: annieshope.org
Baue Funeral Home: baue.com
Bereaved Parents: bpusastl.org  
Bereavement Publications: bereavementmag.com
Center for Loss and Life Transition: centerforloss.com
Lost and Found: lostandfoundozarks.com
Roller Funeral Home: ouraftercare.com 
National Donor Family Council: donorfamily.org
PBS Parents, When Families Grieve: pbs.org 

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Mid-America Transplant
Aftercare Program
800-925-3666

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