Clients of North Valley Center for Hope have access to the Lending Library which consist of books on topics such as grief, loss and trauma. We believe it is important that our clients have access to resources they can use as another tool along with their therapy. Books can be “checked out” for up to two weeks a time and once returned, they always can be exchanged for another. The list of books are growing daily.
Sudden loss, child loss, traumatic death
Bearing the Unbearable - Joanne Cacciatore, Ph.D.
I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye - Brook Noel and Pamela Blair, Ph.D.
Transforming Traumatic Grief - Courtney Armstrong, M. Ed, LPC
An Empty Chair - Living in the Wake at a Sibling’s Suicide by Sara Swan Miller
Spouse and partner loss
Healing a Spouse’s Grieving Heart - Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D.
It’s OK that You’re Not Okay - Megan Devine
Selah: An Invitation Toward Fully Inhabited Grief (workbook) - Joanne Cacciatore, Ph.D.
The Grief Recovery Handbook - John W James and Russell Friedman
Grieving is Loving (Quotes) - Joanne Caccioate, Ph.D
Finding Meaning - David Kessler
On Grief and Grieving - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, MD and David Kessler
A Grief Observed - CS Lewis
Spiritual and religious-based
Restored: Your Journey from Loss to Life - Marilyn Willis, MA, LPCC, NCC
Visions, Trips and Crowed Rooms - David Kessler
Loss of a pet
Dog Heaven (for kids) - Cynthia Rylant
Many clients have chosen to donate their used book to the lending library for future clients to read. If they would like, they can honor their loved one by placing a card inside the book cover in their memory.