This session will provide practical suggestions on how to support grieving students in any context, as well as the unique challenges of supporting grieving students during the current pandemic. A range of topics will be covered, including what not to stay, considerations related to grief across different cultures, how to initiate conversations with grieving students, identifying and addressing guilt, appropriate academic accommodations, and managing grief triggers in the classroom. Participants will be introduced to free online professional development resources from the Coalition to Support Grieving Students. Ample time will be devoted to questions and discussion, including discussion about tiered school-based support grief services.
Speaker: David J. Schonfeld, MD, FAAP, Director, National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement