resources for grief&loss

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
NASP is a professional association representing more than 25,000 school psychologists, graduate students, and related professionals throughout the United States and an additional 25 countries worldwide. As the world's largest organization of school psychologists, NASP works to advance effective practices to improve students' learning, behavior, and mental health. Their vision is that all children and youth thrive in school, at home, and throughout life.

Helping Children Cope with Grief and Loss
Tips for Addressing Grief in Children
When Grief/Loss Hits Close to Home: Tips for Caregivers

Mourning Hope Grief Center
Mourning Hope companions grieving children, teens, young adults and families when someone significant in their lives has a serious illness or has died.  They believe every person's grief journey is unique. To meet those unique needs, Mourning Hope offers a variety of different support options. In addition to peer grief support groups for children, adults and families, they also provide short-term grief counseling and consultation for individuals and families.

District 145 Visitation and Funeral Attendance Guidelines 
Click Here for guidelines developed by the School District #145 Response Team to assist in your preparation for attending a funeral.

If you are struggling to help your student cope with their grief, don't hesitate to reach out to their school and check if additional resources are available.