Resources

There is very little literature on the practicalities of helping children express and manage their grief and loss, specifically in the South African context. We have therefore published our own quality training material and make available two storybooks – to assist South African childcare workers, and help South African children to work through and express their hurts and losses.

The showcased publications are all available for purchase. For more information or to place an order, please contact the office.


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The KHU KIT is our flagship publication and was rewritten in 2011. It is an excellent resource to help those caring for bereaved children to help them understand grief and loss, and to provide support to children.

The KHU KIT provides a comprehensive overview of the impact of age and developmental stage on understanding and processing grief, with tips on appropriate and helpful responses. It highlights common causes of premature death in South Africa and how to explain these in an age appropriate way.

It then focuses on how to plan and facilitate a grief and loss support group for bereaved children offering a range of activities and stories to approach particular topics and emotions.

Price: R150.00
Available in: English
For more information or to place an order, please contact us


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The Abangane Curriculum is freely available online and specifically aimed at adolescent South African girls who had experienced the death of someone important in their lives. Abangane (meaning “friendship” in Zulu) is a curriculum-based support group focused on coping with loss incorporating indigenous stories and cognitive behavioural therapy components. The support group is structured, short-term (8 x100 minute sessions) and closed (8-12 adolescent girls of a similar age).

The Abangane Curriculum incorporates a limited number of activities in each session (providing more time for discussion and deeper reflection), and a comprehensive use of cognitive behavioural therapy.

Considerations for effective scale-up are also being addressed including the development of a screening tool, and user friendly instructions for facilitators written in simple and accessible English.


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Someone I Love Died is a storybook, written by Heather Ferris and designed by Corianna Heise. It is not an exclusive resource of Khululeka, however we deeply value it as a tool to help young people work through their own grief and loss.

It is a collection of stories of young people from Africa. It provides insight into the circumstances of some children’s lives, their experiences and feelings associated with death and the rituals followed. It is helpful to use the stories to create a dialogue about death and bereavement with young people. It is already widely used by a number of social workers, childcare workers and teachers across South Africa.

Price: R40.00
Available in: English, Afrikaans, isiZulu, isiXhosa, Sesotho
For more information or to place an order, please contact us

I Am Not Alone is a storybook about children and loss. It was written by Heather Ferris with illustrations by Juliet Carter. It is not an exclusive resource of Khululeka, however we believe it is a valuable tool to help younger children to overcome grief and loss.


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This storybook is accompanied by a workbook. The idea is that children draw pictures expressing their own situations and feelings as the story of I Am Not Alone progresses. At the back of I Am Not Alone, there is a section dedicated to helping parents, caregivers and teachers with information and tools to understand and support children who may be grieving.

Price: R60.00
Available in: English
For more information or to place an order, please contact us

An exciting therapeutic soft toy that helps children verbalise their thoughts and worries. This is a fantastic tool both for parents and therapists.


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Price: On Request
For more information or to place an order, please contact us