Help for School Professionals

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Teachers and school counselors can be essential companions along a child’s grief journey. All children grieve differently, and it’s important to let them express grief in their own way and at their own pace. Here is a collection of resources to help:

Healing After Suicide in a School Community

Tips for leading discussions with students:

Reading Resources for School Professionals

  • A Guide for Schools, Supporting Students Through Loss and Grief, published by The Center for Grieving Children, Portland, Maine,
  • What to Say and What not to Say, Tips for Talking to Grieving Students, published by the Coalition to Support Grieving Students,
  • Grief in Developmental
  • Navigating Children’s Grief: How to Help Following a Death. Lyles, Mary M., MSW, LCSW, 2004, Children’s Grief Education Association