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The ACGB Online Bookshop enables you to review and purchase a wide range of grief and bereavement resources. Orders will be shipped once payment has been received. For purchase and delivery-related enquires please contact the Centre on (03) 9265 2100 or contact us via email.

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If you know a child who has experienced the death of a parent, caregiver, sibling, grandparent or friend, you may have wondered how to support them. This guidebook presents simple, practical suggestions drawn from the experiences of thousands of grieving children and teens about what helps and what doesn’t. Learn what to expect from grieving children at different ages, how to provide safe outlets for children to express their thoughts and feelings, and how to support them during... Details
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This easy-to-use workbook is designed for children ages 5–12 who have experienced the death of a family member or friend. With a mixture of creative activities and tips for dealing with changes at school, home and with friends, this is a great tool for all grieving children. It includes a variety of drawing and writing exercises to help children remember the person who died, and learn new ways to live with the loss.

Author: The Dougy Center
ISBN:... Details
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Through the stories, thoughts and feelings of other kids who have experienced a murder, this hands-on workbook allows children to see that they are not alone in their feelings and experiences. The workbook includes drawing activities, puzzles and word games to help explain confusing elements specific to a murder, such as the police, media and legal system.

Author: The Dougy Center
ISBN: 9781890534073
Theme: Children, Parenting, Murder,... Details
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In this hands-on, interactive activity book, children who have been exposed to a suicide death can learn from other grieving kids. The activity book includes drawing activities, puzzles, stories, advice from other kids and helpful suggestions for how to navigate the grief process after a suicide death.

Author: The Dougy Center
ISBN: 9781890534066
Theme: Children, Suicide, Parenting
Category: Children, General... Details
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Based around a series of conversations and reflections, After Life, After You: True Stories of Love, Grief and Hope is the story of three men and seven women who have faced the untimely or unexpected death of their partner. This book is an exploration of their love for their partners, the experience of rebuilding their shattered lives, and the process of learning to cope with their grief in order to develop the capacity to experience joy once again.

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A 65-page book for people whose loved one has died from suicide. It is a gentle guide through events and reactions that often occur during the first year and beyond following suicide. Additional features include ten personal stories written by people whose loved one died from suicide, suggested readings, a list of support organisations, and suggestions for deciding whether to seek professional help.

Author: Bob Baugher & Jack Jordan
ISBN:... Details
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A beautifully illustrated picture book that has proven a powerful tool for explaining the nature of death to children in a gentle, informative and non-threatening way. It also addresses illness and injury as part of life. A classic for all ages, but especially for children 4–12 yrs.

Author: Bryan Mellonie & Robert Ingpen
ISBN: 978 0 14 350144 2
Theme: Children
Category: Children, General Public
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The loss of a child affects bereaved parents emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually and socially. Many bereaved parents say that the only people who can ever genuinely begin to understand what it’s like for them are other bereaved parents. Beyond Words is a handbook that features the words, perspectives and suggestions of bereaved parents. It also offers useful information about managing grief, support options and ideas that may be helpful on the grief journey. It is... Details
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This coloring book is designed for adults who are experiencing a grief or a loss.
This facilitate non-verbal exploration of the outlined concept areas and to help you recognize and express feelings of grief,discover your own grieving process and facilitate growth.
The subject matters of the pictures in this book was chosen to encourage meditation and self-reflection.

Authors : Jane Vair Bissler,PH.D
: Sheri... Details
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Coping with Grief describes what one can expect during the grief process. It addresses issues of normal grief, managing anniversaries and special dates, physical and emotional reactions, the funeral, gender differences in grief, children and grief, sexuality and grief, consequences of bereavement, support teams, self-help and community education.

Author: Mal McKissock & Dianne McKissock
ISBN: 9780733330889
Theme: Self... Details
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This handbook is for individuals and families affected by any kind of sudden or unexpected death. It is designed to be given to them soon after the death, but will also offer support in the following weeks and months. This easy to read, engaging handbook features personal quotes from people who have experienced the unexpected death of someone close to them. It will also assist professionals in learning more about what happens after a sudden or unexpected death and about the grief... Details
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Dying to Know aims to cut through the taboos and place death firmly in the circle of life. Quirky without being irreverent, accessible without being glib, and challenging without being disturbing, this book is a collection of conversation starters that lifts the lid on death and helps connect us all a little more. Subjects covered include planning a personalised funeral; ways to help people who are terminally ill; making an emotional will; organ donation; creating online... Details
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Are you finding it hard to get over the loss of a loved one? Does it seem like youll never move on with your life? Do you feel that youre stuck in the grieving process? You may be experiencing complicated mourning, the feeling of being stuck in your sorrow, frustration, and unresolved issues. Getting Back to Life When Grief Won't Heal provides a path through your grief with real inspiration, invaluable insight and deeply felt advice. You'll learn that, yes, there is hope and,... Details
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My Grief: Supporting Yourself Following the Death of a Loved One is a folded wallet-sized business card that contains 10 Tips for Good Self-Care alongside information around how to seek help.

Author: Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
Theme: Wallet Card, Self Help
Category: Adults, General Public
Quantity: 10
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My Grief: Supporting Yourself Following the Death of a Loved One is a folded wallet-sized business card that contains 10 Tips for Good Self-Care alongside information around how to seek help.

Author: Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
Theme: Wallet Card, Self Help
Category: Adults, General Public
Quantity: 50
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In this book, 25 everyday Australians describe their own unique experiences of grief and mourn their spouses, friends, parents, children, or siblings. Contributors to this book are from diverse social backgrounds – they are men, women and children of different occupations, ethnicity, sexuality and age groups. We hear the voices of people who are at the very centre of the experience of grief – no professional theorising, no ‘stages’ or ‘models’ of grief, and no... Details
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Grief and the Healing Arts: Creativity as Therapy is collection of essays, poems and stories, illustrated with drawings and photographs, examines grief from several perspectives.
This rich and varied collection is a valuable resource of information about how to achieve healing through art, music, photography, therapeutic touch, drama, poetry, movies, puppets and the natural world.
This anthology of techniques and resources should be on the shelf of all... Details
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This guidebook offers a comprehensive, easy-to-read overview of how children grieve and strategies to support them. Based on The Dougy Center’s work with thousands of grieving children and their families, you will learn how children understand death, how to talk with children about death at various developmental stages, how to be helpful and when to seek outside help. This book is useful for parents, teachers, helping professionals and anyone trying to support a grieving... Details
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This practical guide covers the unique grief responses of teenagers and the specific challenges they face when grieving a death. You will learn how death affects teenagers and ways that you can help them. The book also offers advice from parents and caregivers of bereaved teens on how to support adolescents and how to determine when professional help is needed.

Author: The Dougy Center
ISBN: 9781890534028
Theme: Adolescents,... Details
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At some point, every teacher will encounter a student who has been affected by a death. This guidebook is an essential resource for primary and secondary school teachers, offering practical tips and information for how to respond to a death.

Author: The Dougy Center
ISBN: 9781890534066
Theme: Children, Adolescents, Teaching, School
Category: Children, Adolescents, Teachers, General Public
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Millie Bird (aka Captain Funeral), seven-years old and ever hopeful. Her struggling mother leaves Millie in a local department store and never returns. Agatha Pantha, eighty-two, has not left her house or spoken to another human being since she was widowed seven years ago. Karl the Touch Typist, eighty-seven, once used his fingers to type out love notes on his wife's skin. Now he types his words out into the air as he speaks. A series of events binds the three together on a road... Details
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Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope While Coping With Stress and Grief is a new kind of caregiving book that looks at how to manage ongoing stress and grief. The book is for caregivers, family members, friends, neighbours as well as educators and professionals – anyone touched by dementia. Boss helps caregivers find hope in 'ambiguous loss' – having a loved one both here and not here, physically present but psychologically absent.

Author:... Details
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Aimed specifically at carers, Rain, Hail or Shine: Exploring Change, Loss and Grief in a Carer's World talks honestly and openly about the kinds of changes, losses and grief (often unacknowledged) that carers can experience and that can affect their emotions, physical health, mental wellbeing and family life. It contains comments from carers about their own grief journeys, and about what has brought them, or is still bringing them, through. This book encourages carers to... Details
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Created as an assisted reading and activity book, Red Chocolate Elephants is designed to encourage discussion with young children about the unique experience of grief through suicide bereavement. The book features interactive activities to explore feelings, identify grief responses and encourage a sense of normalcy in the child’s experience of grief. For use with or without the accompanying DVD, this kit is ideal for children of primary school age for use with a supportive... Details
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For 3–6 year olds, this illustrated activity book has been developed for young children who have had something difficult happen in their lives. It is designed so children can use the ideas on the pages, alongside a trusted adult, to help them talk, draw and write about what’s happened and how it makes them feel. This book provides a framework for children to discover ways to come through their situation as positively as possible.

Author: Tricia Irving, Skylight... Details