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When Death Impacts a School: Tips for Informing a School Community of a Death

School administration can find itself on the front lines regarding dispersing news of a death (whether it is that of a student or staff member) and this is undeniably a delicate position. Because of the emotional reaction death engenders in most of us, more . . .

What Grieving Students Need From Their Teachers

What to do:

  • Be a good listener: avoid the temptation to give advice or make judgments.  Allow the bereaved student to talk about the death and his/her reactions.  more . . .


Additional online grief resources

  • Coalition to Support Grieving Students

  • National Alliance for Grieving Children

  • National Center for School Crisis & Bereavement