Dr. Judi Schwanz hosted a lunch conversation on campus in December and discussed the following resources:



Aids for funeral planning:

Accompanying Them with Singing: The Christian Funeral – Thomas Long

The Good Funeral: Death, Grief and the Community of Care – Thomas Long and Thomas Lynch


Resources regarding types of grief that often get overlooked:

Ambiguous Loss – Pauline Boss

Loss, Trauma and Resilience: Therapeutic Work with Ambiguous Loss – Pauline Boss

Disenfranchised Grief – Kenneth Doka


Other therapeutic and sociological studies dealing with specific demographics:

Another Country: Navigating the Emotional Terrain of our Elders – Mary Pipher

Reviving Ophelia:Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls – Mary Pipher

The Middle or Everywhere: Help Refugees Enter the America Community – Mary Pipher


Helping aging parents:

Caring Conversations – The Center for Practical Bio-Ethics


For children:

When Dinosaurs Die: A guide to understanding death- by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown

The Fall of Freddy the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages - by Leo Buscaglia

Waterbugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children, A Coloring Book – Doris Sticky and Robyn Henderson Nordstrom