Terrie Eshom, MA., LMHC 206-419-2989 terrie@mywestseattletherapist.com
Terrie Eshom, MA., LMHC   206-419-2989terrie@mywestseattletherapist.com


Resources for Grief & LoSS

victims of violent crime

Grief is a normal part of life, and everyone will experience the pain and loss of a loved one's death at some point, but they don't need to experience it alone.   



  • Virginia Mason - Separation & Loss Services   https://www.virginiamason.org/separationandlossservices


  • Bob Baugher Books -



  • National Center for Victims of Crime:    www.ncvc.org


  • Washington Office of Crime Victims Advocacy:  www.ocva.wa.gov


  • Victim Support Services:  www.victimsupportservices.org


  • What is EMDR?   http://www.emdria.org/?2


  • The Dougy Center: www.dougy.org


  • Victim Intervention Program, Inc.
    Contact: Margaret McAbee


  • Survivors of Violent Loss Network
    Contact: Connie Saindon, MFT









Books for Grieving

Families and children

Books for Anyone Grieving:


Healing Through the Dark Emotions

     - Miriam Greenspan



Books for Children   


When My Worries Get Too Big:  A Relaxation Book for Children Who Live With Anxiety

     -  Kari Dunn Buron


The Boy Who Didn't Want to be Sad

     - Rob Goldblatt


The Invisible String

     -  Patrice Karst


Tough Boris  (expressing sad feelings)

     -  Mem Fox


The Fall of Freddie the Leaf:  A Story of Life for All Ages

     -  Leo Buscaglia


Someone I Love Died (workbook)

     -  Wendy Deaton



     -  Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen


When Someone has a Very Serious Illness: Children Can Cope with Grief

     - Marge Heegaard


Gentle Willow

     -  A Story for Children About Dying


***Half A World Away

     -  Libby Gleeson


I Miss You:   A First Look at Death

     -  Pat Thomas


Samantha Jane's Missing Smile:   A Story About Coping with the Loss of a Parent

     - Julie Kaplow and Donna Pincus





 working through Transitions AND OTHER Challenges



Making Sense of Life's Changes - Transitions

      - William Bridges









Educational or Useful Movies



Inside Out (Disney for all ages)

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