Professional Self-Care

There are few ways to have a more meaningful and lasting impact on children than providing support as they cope with one of life’s most difficult challenges. However, providing support to grieving students and joining them as they cope with a painful loss is challenging work. Consequently, taking steps to care for yourself and colleagues is critical. This module underscores the important role of professional self-care for school personnel as they provide support to grieving students.

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