Girl in the Mirror - Relates to teen depression, a wonderful book –
(Snyderman & Streep 2002)
Family Foundation - A 501c nonprofit founded to further the understanding
of Afterlife Science through research and education while providing support
and healing for people in grief. Weekly radio broadcast. (www.foreverfamilyfoundation.org)
After Life by Dr. Raymond Moody - a book of compilations of Adult Near
to the Lightby Dr. Melvin Morse - a book of compilations of Children's
Near Death Experiences.
Encounters by Dianne Arcangel, M.S. - A former hospice chaplain turned
researcher presents the effects afterlife encounters offer believers, nonbelievers,
skeptics, and scientists via her groundbreaking, first of its kind, five-year
international survey and gripping case histories.
by the Light by Dannion Brinkely - a true life experience of this authors
Near Death Experience.
Life After Death by Dr. Elisabeth Kubler Ross
in the Garden of Souls by George Anderson - A medium's comforting conversations
with those on the other side indicating that an afterlife exists.
Other Side by Bishop James Pike - First Hand account of survival by
a father whose son died of suicide in 1966.
Finds a Friend by Robert J Skye – A wonderful teaching aid that is
making a difference at the elementary school level. The experts agree
that this is the opportune time to reverse the bullying mentality before
it worsens with age.
Chicken Soup for the
Grieving soul - Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen - Health Communications
By The Light by Betty J Eadie - published in 1992 by Gold Leaf Press.
"The Most Profound and Complete Near-Death Experience Ever." This
book helped me understand that April is living in a beautiful and loving
The video "Bullied
to Death" can be found at
(A&E) - search by title
What will we do? Preparing
a school community to cope with crises - Baywood Publishing Company,
Inc. - Edited by Robert G. Stevenson 1994
Threat Assessment in
Schools: a guide to managing threatening situations and to creating safe
school climates - United State Secret Service and United States Department
of Education 2002
Understanding grief: Helping yourself
heal - Alan D.Wolfelt Ph.D. - Accelerated Development Inc. 1992
Healing your traumatized
Heart: 100 practical ideas after someone you love dies a sudden, violent
death - Alan D. Wolfelt Ph.D. - Companion Press 2002
The Bereaved Parent-
Harriet Sarnoff Schiff - Penguin Books USA, 1977
Finding your way after
your child dies - Phyllis Von Wezeman, Kenneth R. Wezeman - Ave Maria
The Pain and the Promise by Deanna Edwards - Published in 1989 by Covenant
Communications. If you have lost a loved one, this is the book to
Gateway We Call Death by Russell M. Nelsen – Deseret Book Company,
SLC, UT. 1995. This book is very small, but very powerful – the first
book we were given after Jared died.
I Will Make Thee Whole: Helping Families With Mental Health Concerns
– The Mental Health Resource Foundation – Published by Cedar Fort, Inc.
– Understanding Depression
Search For Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl – Published by Simon &
Schuster, Inc. – This book tells Dr. Frankl’s story as a Jewish prisoner
in Auschwitz and other concentration camps during WWII, and his discovery
of “logotherapy”. For people who enjoy deep-thinking wisdom, mental
health psychology, and why some people choose suicide and others don’t.
When Dinosaurs Die:
A Guide to Understanding Death - Laurie Krasny Brown, Marc Tolon
Brown - Little Brown & Co - Early Childhood/Elementary
A Terrible Thing Happened:
A Story for Children Who Have Witnessed Violence or Trauma - Margaret
M. Holmes, Cary Pillo (Illustrator) - Magination Press - Early Childhood/Elementary
Sad Isn't Bad: A Good-Grief
Guidebook for Kids Dealing With Loss (Elf-Help Books for Kids) - Michaelene
Mundy, R. W. Alley - Abbey Press - Early Childhood/Elementary
I Miss You: A First
Look At Death - Pat Thomas, Leslie Harker - Barron's Educational
Series - Early Childhood/Elementary
HARRY POTTER (The Entire
Series) - J.K. Rowling – Scholastic - Elementary/Adult
The Harry Potter books were Jeff’s,
and our favorites because they dealt with the issues of bullying, death,
suicide, guilt, and grief in a way that helps both children and adults
deal with these feelings in a positive way. In the weeks after we
lost Jeff, I re-read all six books aloud to my husband and four-year-old
William. When the pain became more than we could stand, one of us
would reach for the book and I would start reading. It would soothe
William to sleep, and it would comfort him when he inevitably awoke screaming
several times a night. There were times that my voice would grow
hoarse, and Bob would take the book and read to me. These books were
Number the Stars -
Lowry - Houghton Mifflin - Elementary/Adult (This was Jeff's favorite)
Help Me Say Goodbye:
Activities for Helping Kids Cope When a Special Person Dies
- Janis Silverman - Fairview Press - Art Therapy/Parents, Teachers,
Counselors, and Therapists
A Bully Grows Up, Erik
Meets The Wizard - A Powerful Therapeutic Tool in the form of
a Children's Fantasy Story for Dealing with Bullies - Caryn Sabes Hacker
- For Parents, Teachers, Counselors, and Therapists
Bullies, Targets, and
Witnesses: Helping Children Break the Pain Chain - Bullies & Victims:
Helping Your Children Through the Schoolyard Battlefield - 30 Activities
for Getting Better at Getting Along - SuEllen Fried - M. Evans and
Company, Inc., - For Parents, Teachers, Counselors, and Therapists - Possibly
the best book ever written for teaching empathy.
Aftab from Wired Safety. She is an attorney that specializes
in the practice of Internet Law, and if your child is being cyber-bullied
this is the organization to call. It is an excellent site for students,
parents, teachers, or anyone that is being harassed over the internet.
You can reach Parry at firstname.lastname@example.org
and visit the site at www.wiredsafety.org.
Coloroso, B. (2003). The
bully, the bullied, and the bystander. New York: HarperCollins.
Simmons, R. (2002). Odd
girl out: the hidden culture of aggression in girls. New York: Harcourt,
Sprague, J. & Walker,
H. (2002, September). Guide 1: Creating schoolwide prevention and intervention
strategies. Portland, OR: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory.
Swartwood Mitchell’s Recommendations
individual therapy if you can’t cope
Share meetings - reach out and get some support and talk, talk, talk.
Adrianna Sgarlata’s Schweizer's
Inc. - Founded in 1998 and active in all 50 states, iSAFE Inc. is the
leader in Internet safety education. iSAFE is a nonprofit organization
whose mission is to educate and empower students, parents, seniors, and
community members to safely and responsibly take control of their Internet
experiences. iSAFE provides knowledge that will enable them to recognize
and avoid dangerous, destructive, or unlawful online behavior and to respond
appropriately. This is accomplished through dynamic K through 12 curriculum
and community-outreach programs to students, parents, law enforcement,
and community leaders. iSAFE is the only Internet safety foundation to
combine these elements. (www.iSafe.org)
in the Wings by Debbie Allen. It is about an African American
little girl with long legs and big feet who wants to be a dancer.
National Youth Crisis Hotline 1-800-442-HOPE
(4673) - Available 24/7 - Provides counseling and referrals to local resources
for pregnancy, suicide, molestation.
National Hopeline Network 1-800-784-2433
- Available 24/7 - Handles calls for anyone having thoughts about suicide.
Callers will be connected to a certified crisis center nearest the callers
& Victims: Helping Your Children through the Schoolyard Battlefield by
Suellen Fried - This book offers intervention & advice for parents,
children, school personnel, educators and therapists.
- Support and advice site for anyone with a problem or questions.
Stop It Now! 1-800-773-8368 -
Help or answer questions for victims, family members, friends, anyone noticing
problems around them about child sexual abuse.
Rape & Incest Abuse
1-800-656-HOPE or www.rainn.org