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5 Guided Imagery Exercises

Try these 5 guided imagery exercises—adapted from trauma expert Jen Alexander’s popular book Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools—to help students manage their stress during the transition back to in-person learning. Read More

When a death occurs in a child’s life

This excerpt explains the most common ways in which a student may behave after the death of a loved one. For more information on how to support children suffering from a loss, consult The Grieving Student: A Teacher's Guide. Read More

Support for grieving children: what to do

Read the excerpt to better understand concrete steps schools and teachers can take that will help bereaved children. Included in the excerpt are six goals of intervention, suggestions for how to act, and examples of what to say to grieving children Read More

Giving support to students

Teachers can make a meaningful difference in times of grief by establishing a supportive connection with students. Learn several steps that teachers can take when a school is reacting to a death in the community. Read More

How children understand death

This chapter explains four basic concepts of death that are necessary for a child or adult to fully grieve and come to terms with death. Teachers can talk with students to discover whether they need help understanding these four concepts. Read More

Communication: the heart of the work

Read the excerpt and discover steps teachers can take to start and sustain communication with grieving students. This excerpt also addresses why children who are grieving may not readily approach teachers about their loss. Read More