Student Curriculum

Canadian Red Cross: Prevention Education provides two curricula entitled Facing Fears and Expect the Unexpected (

Children’s Books

I Miss You: A First Look at Death. By Pat Thomas

When Dinosaurs Die. By Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for the Ages. By Leo Buscaglia

Badger’s Parting Gifts. By Susan Varley

What on Earth Do You Do When Somebody Dies? By Trevor Romain

The Tenth Good Thing About Barney. By Judith Viorst

The Kids Book About Death and Dying. By Eric Rolfes

When Someone Very Special Dies. By Marge Heegaard

Aarvv Aardvark Finds Hope. By Donna R. O’Toole

Saying Goodbye. By Jim Boulden and Joan Boulden

Goodbye Mousie. By Roble Harris

Lifetimes. By Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen


The Sidran Institute: Traumatic Stress Education and Advocacy is based in the U.S.A. Their website is an excellent resource for trauma information.

The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention is an excellent resource for a variety of information. They have posted on their website helpful provincial contacts for both 24-hour crisis lines and suicide support groups.

The Canadian Mental Health Association has offices throughout Canada in different regions of each province. They provide some direct services and are a great resource in helping you find ways to access services in your community.

The National Organization for Victim Assistance is a private, non-profit organization of victim and witness assistance programs and practitioners, criminal justice agencies and professionals, mental health professionals, researchers, former victims and survivors, and others committed to the recognition and implementation of victim rights and services.