When children or teens are grieving, they experience strong emotions. This can make it difficult for them to handle normal activities including school work. They may experience difficulties concentrating and their grades may drop. Some students may feel “strange” and think they’re the only ones with this experience. These thoughts and feelings can be isolating and lead students to withdraw from others or to engage in disruptive behavior. Breaking the silence about the pain provides an opportunity for the healing process to begin. Our program offers a variety of ways to support grieving children and adolescents.
We can provide classroom presentations on grief and loss. These presentations include discussion of common grief responses and ways we can take care of ourselves when grieving.