Tag Archives: grief and loss

10 Ways You Can Support Grieving Children at School

By Korie Leigh, Ph.D., author of What Does Grief Feel Like?  In your classroom, you have a grieving student. In fact, you probably have more than one. By 18, one in every 12 children will have experienced the death of … Continue reading

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Leading a Group Discussion About Pandemic Stress

By Jean Sunde Peterson, Ph.D., author of How (and Why) to Get Students Talking: 78 Ready-to-Use Group Discussions About Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Relationships, and More (Grades 6–12) Children listened carefully when adults talked about the pandemic. They heard our opinions and … Continue reading

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Mental Health Resources to Support Students’ Well-Being

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we’ve put together a list of resources (some free!) to support students’ mental health and well-being. Mental Health Board Book Collection Ease worries and help toddlers calm down and feel valued with this … Continue reading

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Children Are Experiencing Real Loss, and We Need to Acknowledge That

By Lisa L. Walsh, author of Violet the Snowgirl: A Story of Loss and Healing As we inch ever closer to the upcoming school year, already begun for many, our back-to-school list looks different than usual. The social and emotional … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Help Teens Cope with Grief

By Marilyn E. Gootman, Ed.D., author of When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens About Grieving & Healing (Updated 3rd Edition) These are incredibly unsettling, complicated times for us all. COVID-19 has overwhelmed us with fear, isolation, and grief, … Continue reading

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