The Dougy Center
For the thousands of kids who each year are affected by suicide here is an exceptional activity workbook. It offers children a way to externalize their feelings and to understand and normalize their grief experiences. Here children will learn about why people die from suicide, to recognize and release their feelings constructively, how to talk about suicide with friends, advice for feeling better, ways to honor and remember the person who died, and much more.
Children's memories of their own suicide experience alternate with activity pages, word games, journal entry pages, and suggestions for helping a grieving child.
The Dougy Center in Portland, Oregon, developed this material. It is based on their professional expertise and their many years of experience. They have helped thousands of children and their families heal and grow through traumatic loss. Here they give us an excellent tool so we too can help the children.
Paperback, 62 pages.