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How to Support Kids in a School Setting

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Important New Resource Now Available. After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in partnership with the Suicide Prevention Resource Center have developed a free, downloadable toolkit for schools to use in the aftermath of a suicide.

This practical, information-packed guide includes:

After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools

 

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in partnership with the Suicide Prevention Resource Center have developed a free, downloadable toolkit for schools to use in the aftermath of a suicide.

This practical, information-packed guide includes:

Supporting the Children of Japan

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The National Alliance for Grieving Children sends its condolences and its support to the children and families in the nation of Japan.  As this disaster still unfolds, we offer the following resources to anyone who is dealing with a crisis:

In our Resources section we have materials for people in schools such as information on how teachers can help, how to prepare for an emergency at school and how to communicate with children.  

Live Webcast: Help Grieving Students, March 24, 2011 4-5PM EST

Scholastic, through funding from the New York Life Foundation, is hosting a live webcast on how schools can support a grieving student.  Register and view the sneak preview from the Scholastic.com website.  Encourage faculty and staff from your local schools to attend.  The program will be available on-line after the program airs.

Schools and Trauma Speaker Series

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Thanks to A Little Hope Foundation for making us aware that The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is sponsoring a free and open to the public webinar called Sudden Death on a School Campus: Impact and Response.

Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Time: 9am PST/12pm EST

This program is a collaboration between the NCTSN School Committee and the Child Traumatic Grief Committee.  The webinar's speakers include:

When a Death Occurs in a Community: Helping Children and Teens

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studentParents and other adults have an opportunity to turn a tragedy into a learning experience.  It is an opportunity to become closer to the children and teens in your life by sharing this experience.

As a role model, your ability to share and communicate openly empowers the children and teens around you to express their feelings more comfortably, and it helps them to learn empathy and concern for others.

When a Friend Loses a Loved One

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Practical tips for anyone from NAGC Member The Center for Grieving Children (Portland, ME)

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BE THERE
Your presence lets those who are mourning know that you care. Even if you haven't been close for a while, being there is important.

GO TO THE SERVICE
This helps family and friends know their loved one was cared for and appreciated by others.

A Guide for Teachers about Grieving Students

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NAGC member Willow House (Chicago, IL) provided this handout for teachers to help them with their students.

Download this one page document.

Summary: Grieving students do not need for you to become an instant counselor. They do need for you to be there for them by letting them talk about their fears, concerns and feelings. They need to feel safe and not judged by peers or supervisors.

Some topics addressed in this guide:

Community Crisis Checklist

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