Grief Programs & Resources.

These programs are conducted by John Avery, MA, CT, CFSP, PFC, Grief Specialist, through Sunrise Grief. You may contact John at this email address.

  • Explaining Death to Children
  • Youth: Immortality and Death
  • The Grief Experience
  • Suicide, The Last Good-bye
  • Ministering in the Midst Grief
  • Infant Death and The Family

John is also a valuable resources to both public and private schools, churches, and other groups for programs and assemblies when a student or faculty member dies, as well as a resource for staff members in dealing with students and their own personal grief issues.

Harry Schrader Library.

Named in honor of the third generation Schrader family member, the Harry F. Schrader Memorial Library is located on the lower level of our Ballwin facility.  This grief resource lending library is available free of charge to you, and covers a variety of relevant topics in the inventory of books.   You are welcome to borrow from the library and return the books so others may get comfort and guidance from them too.

You may consider visiting, an online resource for helping survivors through the grieving process. You can sign up for A Season of Grief, 365 daily email messages to help you through the process. You can also locate local support groups and shop online for grief resource books.

Schrader Funeral Homes & Crematory is also honored to be a host of Dr. Alan Wolfelt's Griefwords Online Library, below. Dr. Wolfelt is an author, educator and grief counselor, and is the nation's foremost resource for help in grieving. He has been a featured expert on the Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC's Today Show, The Larry King Show, and many others.  Please also visit Dr. Wolfelt's Center for Loss and Life Transition website, and his bookstore.

Welcome to the Griefwords Online Library

Brought to you by the Center for Loss and Life Transition - Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D., Director


Helping Others with Grief

A friend has experienced the death of someone loved. How can you help? The following articles provide many practical suggestions for helping others with grief:


Helping Yourself with Grief

Someone you love has died. You are now faced with the difficult, but important, need to mourn. Mourning is the open expression of your thoughts and feelings regarding the death and the person who died.  It is an essential part of healing. The following articles provide many practical suggestions to help you move toward healing in your unique grief journey.


For and About Grieving Children and Teenagers

Children and teenagers have special needs following the death of a friend or family member.  The following articles provide wonderful insight in helping children and teens understand and express their grief.


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