Supporting healthy grieving is an essential element of any faith community’s life together.
Channing Bete provices guide booklets to help people grieve at their own pace.
Working Through Grief: A Self-Care Handbook (CBC0006)
Gives readers a clear understanding of the grieving process, validates the emotions they’re experiencing, and dispels common myths about grief. Interactive exercises help readers cope effectivly with grief and include: Keeping a journal of thoughts and emotions, tracking and maintaining their health, handling legal and financial matters, developing a plan for healing. Available in Spanish.
Helping Your Child Work Through Grief: A Parent’s Handbook (CBC0145)
Sensitive guide explains the different ways in which children ages 6-12 perceive and handle grief at various stages of development. Hands-on features include: pages for parents to record and evaluate their own views about death and grieving, exercises parents and children can share, such as assembling a scrapbook, creating a collage, writing about the deceased loved one, and more. Fill-in sections, work sheets and other interactive features make handbooks ideal for ongoing reference. Available in Spanish.
Other books / resources:
With Sighs Too Deep For Words: Grace and Depression, by A. Robert Hirschfeld.
Grace is A Pre-Existing Condition: Faith, Systems, and Mental Helathcare, by David Finnegan-Hosey
Post-TraumaticGod: How the Church Cares for People Who Have Been to Hell and Back, by David W. Peters
Tracks of a Fellow Struggler: Living and Growing through Grief, by John R. Claypool