Supporting the Grieving Child and Family
A September 2016 clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP) Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health, and Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council.
Book: The Grieving Student: A Teacher’s Guide
Written by David Schonfeld and Marcia Quackenbush, this practical guidebook helps teachers serve as a critical lifeline for grieving children of all ages.
Coping With the Death of a Student or Staff Member
Highlights the impact death can have on a school community and addresses emergency management planning, responding to a loss, and strategies for recovery. From the US Department of Education's ERCMExpress.
Article: Coping With Loss
Examines the critical roles principals play in establishing a school climate where students and professionals can express emotions related to difficult events. From the NAESP's Principal Magazine.
Article: School Crisis Response Initiative
Describes an organizational model for school preparedness, effective responses to crises, and the role training plays in supporting children after a crisis. From the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Bulletin.
Article: Talking With Children About Death
Advice on how nurses can assist children of all ages in dealing with the deaths of significant others or their own impending death. It also covers the supporter’s needs. From the Journal of Pediatric Healthcare.
Book: How to Prepare for and Respond to a Crisis
Steps and guidance to prepare your school and school crisis team for any crisis that touches your school.