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Grief Resources

Welcome to the Grief Resources section. Click on the links for information about the various aspects of grief and suggestions for coping with the death of a loved one.

We each grieve in our own way. How we handle the death of a loved one depends on our personal backgrounds, our relationship with the deceased, and even how the person died. However, there are some common threads that run through all kinds of grief. Understanding these basic elements will help you see that you are not alone in how you feel and help you to face life without your loved one.

Please feel free to contact one of our funeral directors at Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home, a funeral director is a knowledgeable and caring resource for coping with grief.

Grief-related Information and Organizations

  • AARP: Coping with Grief and Loss
  • AirCraft Casualty Emotional Support Services
  • American Academy of Bereavement
  • Americans for Better Care of the Dying
  • Association for Death Education and Counseling
  • Bereaved Parents of the USA
  • Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
  • Center for Loss and Life Transition
  • Center for Loss in Multiple Birth (CLIMB)
  • Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS)
  • Finding Our Way
  • Grief Inc.
  • GrowthHouse
  • GROWW-Grief Recovery Online
  • Hospice Foundation of America
  • Last Acts
  • Lighthouse Uniform Company: Fallen Fire Fighter Dress Uniform Program
  • Losing Our Parents
  • National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved
  • Parents of Murdered Children (POMC)
  • SHARE Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support
  • Society of Military Widows
  • The Compassionate Friends
  • The National Center for Grieving Children and Families
  • Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
  • WidowNet
  • Wings of Light

Grieving Children

Supporting Children and Families Through Grief
4380 Malsbary Road, Suite 300, Cincinnati, OH 45242
(513) 745-011

Suggested Book List

Introduction to death

  • Badger's Parting GIfts by Susan Varley
  • When Dinosaurs Die by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown

Parent Loss

  • Everett Anderson's Goodbye by Lucille Clifton
  • Molly's Mom Died and Sam's Dad Died by Margaret M. Holmes

Siblings Loss

  • Mick Harte Was Here by Barbara Park
  • No New Baby by Marilyn Gryte
  • Thumpy's Story by Nancy Dodge

Friend Loss

  • Class in Room 44 by Lynn B. Blackburn
  • Timothy Duck by Lynn Bennett

Books for Teens

  • Fire in My Heart, Ice In My Veins by Enid Samuel Traisman
  • Motherless Daughters by Hope Edelman
  • Part of Me Died, Too by Virginia Lynn Fry