A Different Way to Grieve


The Solace Tree has published its latest book, “A Different Way to Grieve,” to help middle-school students cope with the death of a loved one.

The journal and activity book, which was written by Allyson Siwajian and Terri Vann, along with middle-school students who have lost loved ones of their own, sells for $11.95.

“This is a resource for middle-school students, something that hasn’t been available to them before,” said Emilio Parga, Solace Tree founder and executive director. “And middle-school is an especially tough age, so it’s so important that we reach these kids.” “A ‘Different Way to Grieve’ is a wonderful book to help grieving children not feel alone in their journey,” said Linda Goldman, author of “Life and Loss,” “By offering real stories and grief activities, this resource creates a needed avenue for young people to express their thoughts and feelings while they are comforted by the sharing of others.”

The Author, Emilio Parga, is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC), the National Alliance for Grieving Children, the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Emilio lives in Reno, NV. In these impassioned books, Pediatric Thanatologist Emilio Parga, M.A., charts the complex emotional waters every family must navigate in the wake of death. Written from his personal experiences and through the children and teens at The Solace Tree, these books are an invaluable tool for parents, educators, clergy, children and teens and those who care for them.

Proceeds from these books benefit peer support programs at The Solace Tree for grieving children, teens and families.