Grief Resources

Death and grieving are part of life. Below are some resources we find helpful when speaking to children about death and grieving. These resources have been categorized for their intended audiences, either parents or school staff; however, the information in either category may be useful to anyone supporting children in their grief.

Resources for School Staff

"Talking with Children"
"What Not to Say"
"Peer Support"
"Providing Support Over Time"
"Social Media"
Professional Preparation & Self-care modules

These and other resources can be found at

Resources for Parents/Caregivers

"Helping Children Cope with Grief"
"Supporting your Child after the death of a family member or friend"
"Helping your child deal with death"

Other helpful links

from The Child Development Institute
from Hospice
from NPR Archives