Resources for Death and Grief

Helping Children Cope with Grief and Loss from NASP (PDF)

The National Association of School Psychologists (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. Our vision is that all children and youth thrive in school, at home, and throughout life.


Mourning Hope Grief Center (

The Mourning Hope Grief Center companions grieving children, teens, young adults and families when someone significant in their lives has a serious illness or has died.  Mourning Hope provides free support groups, community education, grief resources, and referrals. 


Visitation and Funeral Attendance Guidelines (PDF)

Guidelines developed by School District #145 Response Team to assist in your preparation for attending a funeral.