BOOKS of INTEREST: These Are All Available At

BOOKS of INTEREST: These Are All Available At

Resources for Child Loss and Grief
Prepared by Vicki Thorn
National Office of Post-Abortion Reconciliation & Healing
P.O. Box 070477
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0477
Phone: 414-483-4141

Centering Corporation (Grief resource center)
7230 Maple Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68134
Toll-Free Number:

A Place to Remember (Grief resource center)
1885 University Avenue, Suite 110
St. Paul, Minnesota 55104
Toll Free Number
800-631-0973/Fax: 651-645-4780

Uplifting support materials and resources for those who have been touched by a crisis in pregnancy of a baby.

BOOKS OF INTEREST: These are all available at

Grieving Reproductive Loss: The Healing Process
Kathleen Gray and Anne Lassance, Baywood Publishing Company, Inc., 2003. (1-800-638-7810) (*Helpful, readable resource for assistance in dealing with all types of reproductive loss.)

The Other Side of Sadness: What the New Science of Bereavement Tells Us About Life After Loss
George A. Bonanno, Basic Books, 2009. (Brand new book that takes a different approach to grief than in the past.)

Swallowed by a Snake: The gift of the masculine side of healing
Tom Golden, Golden Healing Publishing, L.L.C., 1996, 2000.
(Helpful book that deals with the masculine side of healing.)

When Men Grieve: Why Men Grieve Differently & How You Can Help
Elizabeth Levang, Ph.D., Fairview Press, Minneapolis, 1998.
(This book examines how men grieve. This is a valuable resource.)

How to Survive the Loss of a Child: Filling the Emptiness and Rebuilding Your Life
Catherine Sanders

Mending the Torn Fabric: For Those Who Grieve and Those Who Want to Help Them
Sarah Brabant
(Book on healing grief.)

No One Cries the Wrong Way: Seeing God Through Tears
Joe Kempf (Contains prayer suggestions, written by a Catholic priest. This is an outstanding resource for those who help and those who grieve.)


Single Parent Grief
Sherokee Ilse

After the Loss of Your Baby: For Teen Mothers
Connie Nykiel

No One Told Me I Could Cry (Abortion loss for teen mothers)
Connie Nykiel

Ponderings of the Heart: A Mother’s Journal after the Loss of a Child
(A Catholic Resource)

A Time to Heal (Post-Abortion Healing Journal Catholic Resource)
Yvonne Florzak-Seemons
Available from NOPARH, 1-800-5WE-CARE Single copies available for free.


Healing a Father’s Grief
William H. Schatz

Miscarriage: A Man’s Book
Rick Wheat

Fathers Grieve, Too: For Fathers Who Have Experienced the Death of a Child (Pamphlet)

A Guide for Fathers: When a Baby Dies
Tim Nelson

Men and Abortion: Finding Healing, Restoring Hope
Dr. Catherine Coyle (Published by Knights of Columbus, Catholic Information Service—Phone: 203-752-4267) Ideal to have in back of church or to put out at Sacramental preparation.


Sibling Grief: How parents can help the child whose brother or sister has died
Maria G. Scherago, MSW, LCSW

Children’s Grief: How to Help the Child Whose Parent Has Died
(Explaining the Death, Funeral/Memorial Service, The Baby, Preschool child, Grade-School Child, Pre-Adolescent/Adolescent, Young Adult, Special Situations)
Patricia L. Papenbrock, RN and Robert Voss, M.A., Q.M.R.P.P.

Waterbugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children
Doris Stickney

No New Baby: For Siblings who have a brother or sister die before Birth
Marilyn Gryte (Book to read to children)

Loss: How Children and Teenagers Can Cope with Death and Other Kinds of Loss
Patricia L. Papenbrock, R.N. and Robert Voss, M.A., Q.M.R.P.P.


Death of an Infant Twin (Pamphlet)
For Bereaved Grandparents
Margaret H. Gerner

Grieving Grandparents
Sherokee Isle, Lori Leininger

For Bereaved Grandparents
Margaret H. Gerner

What Family and Friends Can Do
Sherokee Isle

Being with Parents after Their Child or Baby Dies: For Friends and Relatives of Grieving Parents (Pamphlet)

Is There Anything I can do to Help? Suggestions for the friends and relatives of the Grieving Survivor (Pamphlet)

How Can I Help?: Suggestions for people who care about someone whose baby died before birth
Martha Wegner-Hay


Making Loving Memories
Mary Jou Eddy and Linda Raydo

Planning a Precious Goodbye
Sherokee Isle, Susan Erling Martinez