"Children carry more between home & school than lunch and a backpack. Working together we can lighten their load." –National Association of School Psychologists
Monday, January 13, 2014 - 8:00am to 3:00pm
Critical Incident Stress Management
Crisis Response & Disaster Mental Health
Location: Monroe BOCES #1- 15 Linden Park, Rochester 14625
Registration begins at 8:00am. Training starts promply at 8:30am.
Individual life experiences, times of transition, milestones -even the increased workload that comes with the end of the year can all trigger feelings of hopelessness and depression... Click Here to Learn More
For school-aged children and adolescents, school can be a place where they can resume their “normal” life. It can also pose some difficulties. Because grief often causes difficulty with concentration, schoolwork may become particularly difficult If necessary, talk to the child’s teacher about temporarily decreasing demands, and letting him or her take breaks to go to a counselor, school nurse or some other designated individual. Typically, children will not use this as a “crutch,” as is sometimes feared; they want to be like their peers, and will likely resume a normal workload as soon as they are able. If, after a few months, the child is still having difficulty, talk to his or her teacher, guidance counselor or pediatrician about professional counseling.