Memories Live Forever
Written and Illustrated by
Children for Children and
Forever, a workbook for
grieving children, is very popular in elementary and middle schools,
grief and counseling centers, hospices, bereavement camps, and
homes. This engaging book teaches young children and adolescents
about death and their feelings of grief while serving as a place for
them to save special memories of the person who died. Memories
Live Forever works well with individual children, with families
to open up communication about death, and with groups of grieving
children. It is also available in Spanish, Los Recuerdos Viven Eternamente.
33 pages, ISBN
0-9652410-0-9, ©1995, $5.00
What Professionals Are Saying
Memories Live Forever:
provides a safe, nurturing way to encourage children to mourn in loving
ways. To actively participate in 'memory work' is one of the most
central needs of bereaved children. Any child who experiences the
death of someone loved will be able to hold the memories inspired by
this resource close to his heart for years to come."
Alan C. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Loss and Life Transition
Author of Healing the Bereaved Child
"This is a vitally
needed book that helps children through the necessary process of
grief. The pages are filled with activities, text, and poems that
guide children through memories and feelings. This process
encourages them to share their feelings with someone who cares about
them. I highly recommend that this book be used by all who work
with bereaved children."
Trudy Post-Sprunk, LMFT, LPC, RPT-S
Past President, International Association for Play Therapy, Inc.