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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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Trauma recovery is tricky; however, there are several key principles that can help make the process safe and effective. 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery: Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing gives self help readers, therapy clients, and therapists alike the skills to understand and implement eight keys to successful trauma healing.

Author: Babette Rothschild
ISBN: 9780393706055
Theme: Therapy, Practice, Self Care, Self... Details
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The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement is an independent, not-for-profit organisation established in 1996 to provide a range of counselling and support services, education, training, research and consultancy for those working with, or affected by, grief and bereavement.

This DL-sized brochure gives an overview of the programs and services offered by the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

Author: Australian Centre for Grief and... Details
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Grief is our response to loss. It is the normal, natural and inevitable response to loss, and it can affect every part of our life, including our thoughts, behaviours, beliefs, feelings, physical health and our relationships with others.

This double-sided, A4-sized information sheet is designed to provide general information about grief, including ways you can support yourself when grieving.

Author: Australian Centre for Grief and... Details
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Grief is our response to loss. It is the normal, natural and inevitable response to loss, and it can affect every part of our life, including our thoughts, behaviours, beliefs, feelings, physical health and our relationships with others.

This double-sided, A4-sized information sheet is designed to provide general information about grief, including ways you can support yourself when grieving.

Author: Australian Centre for Grief and... Details
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The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement operates a statewide Specialist Bereavement Counselling and Support Service for Victoria. This program is funded by the Victorian Government Department of Health and provides support for bereaved clients as well as bereavement advice and consultation to workers in other settings.

This DL-sized brochure gives an overview of the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement's Counselling and Support... Details
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Support groups are a way of bringing people together in a safe space to share common life experiences. The strengths of support groups lie in the connections and understandings that come from shared narratives.

This DL-sized brochure gives an overview of the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement's Support Group Program.

Author: Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
Theme: Brochure, Services, Support... Details
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As the largest national provider of grief and bereavement education, The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement offers high quality, evidence-informed education and training opportunities for health professionals, students, volunteers and other individuals or agencies looking to enhance grief and bereavement knowledge and practice.

This DL-sized brochure gives an overview of the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement's Education programs and... Details
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The Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling and Intervention (GCBCI) is a ten month, part-time course (310 hours) conducted in Mulgrave, Victoria. This course provides current and appropriate training and education in applied competencies and theoretical frameworks deemed essential for the provision of effective bereavement counselling and intervention.

This DL-sized brochure gives an overview of the Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling and... 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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Grief is a family affair. When a loved one dies, the distress reverberates throughout the immediate and extended family. Family therapy has long attended to issues of loss and grief, yet not as the dominant therapeutic paradigm. Bereavement Care for Families changes that: it is a practical resource that draws upon the evidence supporting family approaches to bereavement care and also provides clinically oriented, strategic guidance on how to incorporate family approaches into... Details
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Bereavement Support Groups: Breathing Life into Stories of the Dead fills the gap between the challenges to conventional grief psychology and the practice of bereavement counselling. It offers a structured guide for facilitating bereavement support groups, but is intended as more than a simple ‘how to’ book. The book shows how to utilise the metaphorical presence of the deceased, accessed through stories, actions and rituals, to affirm the relationship with the deceased as... Details
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Bereavement: Studies of Grief in Adult Life, 4th Edition recognises that there is no single solution to the problems of bereavement, but that an understanding of grief can help the bereaved to realise that they are not alone in their experience. Long recognised as the authoritative work of its kind, this new edition has been revised and extended to take into account recent research findings on both sides of the Atlantic, including traumatic loss, disasters and complicated... Details
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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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Caregiver Stress and Staff Support in Illness, Dying, and Bereavement discusses the challenge of finding a balance between the support needs of patients, families and staff, and the resources available. With contributions from practitioners and researchers from around the world, this book recognises that palliative care today is being provided in many different settings and that there may be wide variations in the way individuals and organisations identify and manage the... Details
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You do not need to be a member of the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement to apply for CBP, although members do receive significant discounts on application and renewal fees. The application fee is non-refundable.
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Following the death of someone close, parents are often concerned about how to best support and meet the needs of their children. Like adults, children experience, express and process grief in a variety of ways depending on their age, stage of development, personality, family culture, understanding of death, past experiences of loss and the context of their bereavement. When considering how best to provide support, the child’s unique grieving needs should also be... Details
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Following the death of someone close, parents are often concerned about how to best support and meet the needs of their children. Like adults, children experience, express and process grief in a variety of ways depending on their age, stage of development, personality, family culture, understanding of death, past experiences of loss and the context of their bereavement. When considering how best to provide support, the child’s unique grieving needs should also be... Details
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Following the death of someone close, parents are often concerned about how to best support and meet the needs of their children. Like adults, children experience, express and process grief in a variety of ways depending on their age, stage of development, personality, family culture, understanding of death, past experiences of loss and the context of their bereavement. When considering how best to provide support, the child’s unique grieving needs should also be... Details
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Following the death of someone close, parents are often concerned about how to best support and meet the needs of their children. Like adults, children experience, express and process grief in a variety of ways depending on their age, stage of development, personality, family culture, understanding of death, past experiences of loss and the context of their bereavement. When considering how best to provide support, the child’s unique grieving needs should also be... Details