The Companioning the Grieving Child Curriculum Book: Activities to Help Children and Teens Heal


Ever been at a loss to come up with or find an age-appropriate activity for a children’s grief support group? Been unsure how to measure a child’s progress toward healing after a death? Or frustrated at the lack of organization in existing grief curricula?

Based on Dr. Wolfelt’s six needs of mourning and written to pair with Companioning the Grieving Child, this comprehensive guide provides hundreds of hands-on activities tailored for grieving children in three age groups: early childhood, elementary, and teens. Written by Patricia Morrissey, M.S. Ed.; Foreword by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

Through the use of readings, games, discussion questions, and arts and crafts, caregivers will help grieving young people acknowledge the reality of the death, embrace the pain of the loss, remember the person who died, develop a new self-identity, search for meaning, and accept support. Activities are in an easy-to-follow format, each with a goal and objective, sequential description of the activity, and a list of needed materials.

Click here to download the worksheets that accompany the activities.

Additional Information

Weight0.5 lbs
Dimensions9 × 6 × 0.5 in
Weight0.5 lbs
Dimensions9 × 6 × 0.5 in

ISBN: 978-1-61722-185-9

Author: Patricia Morrissey, M.S. Ed., foreword by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

Product Type: Paperback

Number of Pages: 208

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