Concepts of Death

The death of someone close can be an overwhelming experience for children of all ages. In order to adjust to such a loss, children are helped by first understanding what death is at a basic level.

This module will outline the four concepts that are important for children to understand about death and the implications this understanding has on their ability to cope with a loss.

For more information on supporting grieving children, refer to The Grieving Student: A Teacher’s Guide by David Schonfeld and Marcia Quackenbush.