Other Helpful Resources

We recognize that the support received by a grieving child or youth can significantly influence his/her wellbeing. As a result we aim to connect individuals and organizations who provide services and resources that benefit children and youth who are grieving a death.

HAVING THE CONVERSATION

Talking about death is not familiar for most and therefore not an easy conversation. We have listed some resources below that can help you plan for and start the conversation.

  • How to have a conversation about serious illness, dying and death (HHH person served and families)
  • How to talk to kids about grief, dying, death and loss

Book List

  • Can’t we Talk about Something More Pleasant, Roz Chast
  • Talking about Death Won’t Kill You, Dr. Kathy Kortes-Miller
  • When a Parent is Sick: Helping Parents Explain Serious Illness to Children, Joan Hamilton
  • Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Death: What Children Need to Know by Linda Goldman
  • When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown
  • Lifetimes: A Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children by Brian Mellonie and Robert Ingpen
  • Straight Talk About Death for Teenagers by Earl A. Grollman

Speak Up Ontario

Advance Care Planning Workbook Ontario Edition (English)

Parlons-en Ontario

Manuel sur la planification préalable des soins Édition de l’Ontario (French)

Your Conversation Starter Kit

When it comes to end-of-life care, talking matters.

Guide de Conversation

En ce qui concerne les soins en fin de vie, parler compte.