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Family Faith Formation Resources | Death and Grief

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This article is part of the Family Faith Formation Toolkit - a collection of resources for equipping ministry leaders, parents, and caregivers with family faith practices and resources, brought to you by Faith Formation Ministries.

In the following links you’ll find resources for navigating death and grief with families in community and at home. 

Death and Grief: In Community

Death and Grief: At Home

  • Children’s books can provide families who are dealing with grief and loss with an opening to conversation. Presbyterian Pastor Traci Smith recommends these ten Children’s Books about Death and Grief.

  • On the Storypath site you’ll find reviews of a wide selection of children’s books on the topics of death and grief along with ideas for their use.

  • Helping Children Deal with Grief lists ten common myths about children’s experience with grief and includes guidelines for how adults should talk with children about grief. How to Help a Grieving Child is another helpful read.

QUESTIONS?

If you’re part of the Christian Reformed Church in North America and you have questions about how to equip ministry leaders, parents, and caregivers with family faith practices and resources, one of Faith Formation Ministries’ Regional Catalyzers would love to talk with you about ideas and strategies.

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