Grief & Psychological First Aid

I Miss YouOur thoughts and prayers are with all those who are impacted by tragedy or disaster which we know is not enough.  As School Social Workers, we are ideally positioned to provide critical services and support. Below are just a few resources to assist you in working with students, schools, families and communities.    

See also the links to crisis response organization websites contributing these articles for more.    We hope these will be of some help. 

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Childhood Traumatic Grief Resources for Educators  National Child Traumatic Stress Network

**Coalition to Support Grieving Students**  “[A]n innovative multimedia resource designed to empower educators and school professionals in their efforts to support grieving students as they cope with loss.”
Numerous resources.    Read more!

Coping with Traumatic Events:  Resources for Children, Parents, Educators & Other Professionals      Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Crisis Counseling–Psychological First Aid  FEMA

How to Deal with Grief.   Explains how to deal with grief as a normal response to loss or death. Describes how grief feels, how long it lasts, the four-step grieving process, and how grief differs from depression. Lists resources for more information.   SAMHSA

Psychological First Aid for Students and Teachers     U.S. Department of Education.  Emergency Response and Crisis Management Technical Assistance Management

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