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.

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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:

  • Having a Plan
  • Talking About the Death
  • Daily Routine
  • Safe Rooms
  • Supportive Activities
  • Recommended Reading

If you need personal attention or referrals, contact a local bereavement program in your area.  Lists of programs can be found on our website under "Find Support".

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