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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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Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our book inventory and delivery will be temporarily delayed for a minimum of six weeks. Please contact ACGB on 1800 642 066 or email info@grief.org.au if you wish to confirm stock.
 
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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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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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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.

Author: ... Details
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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 156-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. Suicide touches the lives of thousands of people who must deal with the agony and mystery of this tragic phenomenon. In After Suicide Loss, Jordan and Baugher share their vast knowledge and wisdom regarding suicide bereavement. You are guided from the moment of personal impact through the first year... Details
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Presenter: Dr Darcy Harris

Recorded: 10th March 2020

Webinar Overview: Ageing, Ageism and Care: Exploring the Needs of Families and Elders

Ageing, Ageism and Care: Exploring the Needs of Families and Elders. Identify the unique needs and issues of an ageing population upon clinicians, health care, and families. This webinar will be beneficial for people who support elders... Details

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Presenter: Tony Johannsen

Recorded: February 21st, 2018

Webinar Overview: Alcohol and Other Drugs - Why a Person May Choose To Use

This webinar aims to; dispel some of the myths around substance use and substance users, to explore the underlying factors that may contribute to a person’s choice to use substances, to analyse the affects that different types of... Details

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Presenter: Kylie Duncan

Recorded: May 23rd, 2018

Webinar Overview: Approaches to Self Care for those working in the field of Grief and Bereavement

The webinar aims to teach listeners about the importance of self care and the impact of Vicarious Traumatisation/Compassion Fatigue in the context of working with grief and bereavement. It will go through a practical understanding... Details

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Presenter: Dr Phyllis Kosminsky

Recorded: 14th July 2020

Webinar Overview: Attachment and Loss: From Practice to theory and back again.

Presentations like this one offer abundant opportunities to learn, to share, and to reflect on what we have come to understand about grief, loss, and the work of providing support to those affected by painful life changes. They also provide... 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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Presenter: Fiona Maccallum
Recorded: June 19th, 2019


Webinar Overview:

This webinar aims to provide an overview of developments in conceptualising and treating complex and prolonged grief reactions including:
1) assessment of prolonged grief and trauma reactions
2) case formulation
3) treatment strategies

Presenter... Details

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Presenter: Danny Nugus

Recorded: 20th November 2019

Webinar Overview: Bereavement Care in a Coronial Setting

How well do you understand families' current or past experiences of the systems they come in contact with following an unexpected or unexplained death reported to the Coroner? How confident would you be in helping someone to navigate an unfamiliar, confusing, and... Details

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Most people spend a good part of their day at work and, as a result, the people they work with can become like a close
extended family.

When a colleague dies, or when someone in the workplace is grieving a death, the impact on co-workers can significantly affect the workplace.

Each person’s experience of loss is unique; however, there are some common responses to loss. These include; sadness, anxiety, fear, mistrust, betrayal, irritability, guilt,... Details
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Presenter: Lefteris Patlamazoglou

Recorded: September 5th, 2018

Webinar Overview: Bereavement of Same-Sex Partners: Implications for Practice

The increasing legal acknowledgement, visibility and sociocultural inclusivity on a global scale has seen an growing number of LGBTIG-identifying individuals seeking counselling and psychological support. This webinar will provide an... 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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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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Drawing upon extensive interviews and assessments of school-age children who have lost a parent to death, Children and Grief: When a Parent Dies offers a richly textured portrait of the mourning process in children. The volume presents major findings from the Harvard Child Bereavement Study and places them in the context of previous research, providing insights on both the wide range of normal variation in children's experience of grief and the factors that put bereaved... Details
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In successful grief therapy, a healthy psyche copes with the stress of loss by maintaining high functioning in day-to-day life while constructing a positive inner relationship with the deceased. In Cognitive Grief Therapy: Constructing Meaning in Life Following a Loss Malkinson shows professionals how to achieve these aims in the context of brief cognitive therapy with individuals, couples and families.

Author: Ruth Malkinson
ISBN:... Details