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Literature


The Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home offers an extensive resource library to provide families with needed information regarding death and funerals. The following is a list of pamphlets, books and videos that will not only aid in the funeral process, but will provide support for those who are grieving. All pamphlets are free and can be obtained by contacting us. Books and videos are on a loan basis.


PAMPHLETS
 

Funeral Service Information

  • Funeral Service: A tradition of caring; a future of promise
  • Funeral Etiquette: A guide to thoughtful behavior
  • Why Choose a Family-owned Firm?
  • Funeral Costs
  • How Much Does a Funeral Cost: answers to your important planning questions
  • Guidelines: a pre-planning booklet
  • Being Prepared: a practical guide to government benefits and funeral planning
  • A Guide to Planning Ahead
  • Cremation Options: for those preferring cremation
  • Death Away from Home


General Bereavement

  • Living with Your Loss
  • Grieving Grandparents
  • Holiday Help: a guide for hope and healing
  • Suicide


Infant Death

  • Quietus: a story of a stillbirth
  • Comfort Us, Lord - Our Baby Died: a book of prayers for families who have experience miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death
  • Making Loving Memories: a gentle guide to what you can do when your baby dies
  • Helping a Friend Cope with Infant Loss


Children/Teenagers and Grief

  • Children and Death
  • A Child's View of Grief: a guide for caring adults
  • Helping Your Children Cope with Grief: a teacher's guide
  • Sad Isn't Bad
  • When Someone You Love Dies
  • Talking with Your Kids About Funerals
  • Helpful Guidance & Support for Parents, Teachers and Caring Adults
  • Suicide in the Young: how to be helpful before it's too late


Miscellaneous

  • Organ and Tissue Donation
  • Memorials for Your Pet


BOOKS
 

General Bereavement

  • Grieving: How to go on living when someone you love dies
  • Written to help anyone adjusting to a new world without his loved one
  • Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy
  • A handbook for the mental health practitioner
  • Living With Grief After Sudden Loss
  • Don't Take My Grief Away: what to do when you lose a loved one
  • Families Facing Death
  • Family dynamics of terminal illness. A guide for health care professionals and volunteers
  • Disenfranchised Grief Recognizing Hidden Sorrow
  • Helping people recognize and explore their loss, finding meaningful and appropriate ways to resolve their grief.
  • Loss and Anticipatory Grief
  • Understanding the many forms of anticipatory grief and to use the forewarning of loss in a creative and positive way.
  • Tear Soup, A Recipe for Healing After Loss
  • After Grandy suffers a loss, she cooks up her own batch of tear soup.
  • Your Personal Journey Through Grief
  • A Guided Road Map Toward Learning and Healing


Suicide

  • Suicide: the danger signs
  • Talking About Suicide
  • A booklet to be completed, focusing on suicide


Children and Grief

  • Healing the Bereaved Child
  • Grief gardening, growth through grief and other touchstones for caregivers
  • What Will I Tell the Children?
  • Children's understanding of death and what you can say or do
  • Children's Grief
  • How to help the child whose parent has died
  • How do We Tell the Children
  • A step-by-step guide for helping children two to teen cope when someone dies
  • Talking About Death: A dialogue between parent and child
  • Saturday Night Mulberries
  • A child's view of her father's death
  • So Much to Think About When Someone You Care About Has Died
  • An activity book for younger children
  • A Scrapbook of Memories
  • An scrapbook for younger children
  • Children's Grief
  • How to help the child whose parent has died
  • Green Mitten's From Grandma
  • A gentle story about a child's grief
  • Children and Grief: Big Issues for Little Hearts
  • How to help young children and adolescents understand their pain in the face of great sorrow
  • Death and the classroom
  • A teacher's guide to assist grieving students
  • Sibling Grief
  • How parents can help the child whose brother or sister has died
  • Recovering from the loss of a sibling


Teenagers and Grief

  • Fire In My Heart, Ice In My Veins
  • A journal for teenagers experiencing a loss.
  • The Dying and the Bereaved Teenager
  • Children and Grief: Big Issues for Little Hearts
  • How to help young children and adolescents understand their pain in the face of great sorrow
  • How do We Tell the Children
  • A step-by-step guide for helping children two to teen cope when someone dies
  • Death and the classroom
  • A teacher's guide to assist grieving students
  • Sibling Grief
  • How parents can help the child whose brother or sister has died
  • Recovering from the loss of a sibling


Infant Death

  • When the Bough Breaks II
  • An explanation of SIDS
  • Inner Healing After Abortion
  • Love and support for women who have terminated a pregnancy


Miscellaneous

  • When Love Gets Tough - The nursing home decision - helping people feel normal and relieve guilt. The decision can be made with less guilt and fear if we can understand the reasons for the choice.


VIDEOS

 

  • Someone You Love is Dying. How Do You Cope?
  • Grief in the Workplace
  • A Consumer Information Guide to Cremation
  • Communicating the Benefits of Cremation Services

 

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