Additional Resources

Guides & Policies

Guidelines for Responding to the Death of a Student or School Staff

Guidelines to help school teams respond to the needs of students and staff after a loss has impacted the school community. From the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement.

Guides & Policies

Guidelines for Responding to a Death by Suicide

Guidelines to help school teams respond to the needs of students and staff after a suicide has impacted the school community. From the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement.

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Guidelines for Grief Over the Holidays

Teachers and school staff are uniquely poised to observe grief responses over time and can take steps to anticipate challenges. The support and understanding that educators offer grieving students over the holidays can be especially helpful. From the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement.

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Guidelines for Student Commemoration

These guidelines outline considerations and recommendations related to the reading of names at graduation ceremonies, awarding posthumous diplomas, and posting of photographs or tributes in school yearbooks of members of the school community who have died. From the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement.

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Guidelines: Communicating with the Family After a Student Has Died

Guidelines for schools on communicating with family members after a student has died.

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Booklet: Supporting Our Students

Developed by the Coalition to Support Grieving Students, this booklet offers advice to educators on how to support grieving students and how classmates can help.

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Back-to-School Considerations

Guidance on supporting students through transitions that may be tough for kids. From the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement.

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Guidelines: Ambiguous Loss

Guidelines for recognizing and supporting ambiguous loss. From the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement.