We at Ele's Place know that there are as many reactions to grief as there are people.  Because everyone is different, different support can help different people in vastly different ways.  To that end, Ele's Place is committed to collaborating with other community organizations (such as schools, funeral homes, other bereavement services, hospitals, and law enforcement agencies, to name a few) to offer the very best of services to all grieving children in Michigan.  If your family needs support beyond what Ele's Place can provide and we know of an organization that can help, we will gladly provide that information.  Because there are many facets to grief, we have listed some resources below that may be valuable to those who grieve. 



  • Common Threads of Teenage Grief by Janet Tyson
  • Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens by Alan Wolfelt
  • Lifetimes:The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children by Bryan Mellonie
  • Straight Talk About Death for Teenagers by Earl Grollman
  • Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss by Chuck DeKlyen and Pat Schwiebert
  • The Tenth Good Thing about Barney by Judith Viorst
  • When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death by Laurie Krasny Brown
  • When Someone Very Special Dies: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief by Marge Eaton Heegaard