Resources to help explore a variety of cultures and religions as their beliefs, practices, customs and traditions around the issue of death, grief and funeral/burial rituals.

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Online Resources -- Bereavement & Grief Counseling

Selected Ebooks available at the University Libraries

Thompson, Neil, & Cox, Gerry R. (2017). Handbook of the Sociology of Death, Grief, and Bereavement (1st ed., Vol. 1). London: Routledge.

Rankin, H. (2019). Guide to supporting children through bereavement and loss : Emotional wellbeing in school and at home. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY: Routledge.

Kemp, A., & Taylor & Francis. (2019). Death, dying, and bereavement in a changing world (Second editon.. ed.). New York, NY: Routledge.

Glazer, Clark-Foster, Glazer, Hilda R, Clark-Foster, Myra. (2019). Understanding the journey : A lifespan approach to working with grieving people. Springfield, Illinois: Charles C Thomas, Publisher.

Harris, D., Winokuer, H. (2019). Principles and practice of grief counseling (Third ed.). New York: Springer Publishing Comapny.

Kastenbaum, R., Moreman, C. (2018). Death, society, and human experience (Twelfth ed.). New York, NY: Routledge.

General online Resources

  • Family Means Center for Grief & Loss
    The Center for Grief provides a unique and critical service to the greater St. Paul and Minneapolis area and outlying regions of Minnesota. In operation since January, 1996, the Center for Grief has responded to the harsh reality of traumatic loss from homicide, suicide, accidental death, and multiple family losses.   Merged with Family Means in 2012.
  • The Compassionate Friends
    The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive. The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization that offers friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and there are no membership dues or fees.
  • Coping with Grief and Loss
    This article describes the common symptoms of grief, myths and facts about grief and tips for coping. HelpGuide is a nonprofit mental health and wellness website. Our mission is to provide empowering, evidence-based information that you can use to help yourself and your loved ones.
  • Grief Support Directory
    “... here are many support organizations and bereavement centers for families. We have outlined some of the services available to families below.”  Mouse over state to see list
    An Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, trauma, and major loss.
  • Guide to Grieving Support Resources
    Over 40 of the best grief-related resources on the Web for children, parents, spouses, siblings, friends, acquaintances, coworkers and employers that are categorized into sections that make it easy to find what you – or someone else – needs from Wise Old Sayings

Online Resources By Age/Population Group

Children and Teens

  • Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families
    The Dougy Center provides a safe place for children, teens, young adults and their families who are grieving a death to share their experiences. They do this through peer support groups, education, and training.
  • Death and Grief
    This article contains information for kids and teens about the process of grief and how to ultimately feel better.  From
  • National Alliance for Grieving Children
    The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) provides a network for nationwide communication between hundreds of professionals and volunteers who want to share ideas, information and resources with each other to better support the grieving children and families they serve in their own communities. Through this network, the NAGC offers online education, hosts an annual symposium on children's grief, maintains a national data base of children's bereavement support programs and promotes national awareness to enhance public sensitivity to the issues impacting grieving children and teens.


  • American Gold Star Mothers, Inc
    This organization of mothers honors fallen sons and daughters of the military through their services to veterans and military events.
  • Gold Star Wives
    The belief of Gold Star Wives is that surviving spouses and dependent children need an organization that’s dedicated to their unique needs, concerns, and welfare no matter what.
  • Operations Stephen’s Touch
    This non-denominational ministry offers free, confidential and compassionate listening services to members of military families who have lost a loved one.
  • Society of Military Widows
    Purpose is to: benefit widows of members of all branches of the uniformed services of the United States by giving moral support, advice, referral service and, in general, help the widows of career military members to return to the main stream of normal living.


  • Bereaved Parents USA
    Provides a safe space where grieving families can connect, share our stories, and learn to rebuild our lives.
  • MISS Foundation
    An international 501(c)3, volunteer based organization providing C.A.R.E. [counseling, advocacy, research, and education] services to families experiencing the death of a child.

Widows and Widowers

  • National Widowers’ Organization
    The National Widowers’ Organization is a virtual toolkit for men coping with the loss of a loved one, a place where men can meet others going through the same transition.
  • Soaring Spirits:
     "Soaring Spirits is an inclusive, secular organization focused on hope and healing through the grieving process. We are positive, and forward-thinking, while offering our community members the tools and resources they need to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of the death of a spouse or life partner. We provide both online and in-person opportunities for finding peer support."
  • WidowNet
    Established in 1995, it is the first online information and self-help resource for, and by, widows and widowers. Topics covered include grief, bereavement, recovery, and other information helpful to people, of all ages, religious backgrounds and sexual orientations, who have suffered the death of a spouse or life partner.


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