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Resource Central

In Resource Central, you will find documents and links to informative and educational websites that have been extremely useful for schools to use during a crisis.  Many of the documents are great informational handouts for parents/guardians and school staff, along with reminder checklists.  Other documents are examples of letters, memos that may be necessary when informing parent/guardians and school students of a death or other traumatic events. 

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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.

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