• Coalition to Support Grieving Students
    Contact: info@grievingstudents.org

    "The Coalition to Support Grieving Students is a unique collaboration of the leading professional organizations representing classroom educators, principals, assistant principals, superintendents, school board members, and central office staff, student support personnel (including school counselors, school nurses, school psychologists, school social workers, and other student support personnel), and other school professionals who have come together with a common conviction: grieving students need the support and care of the school community.The Coalition’s purpose is to create and share a set of industry-endorsed resources that will empower school communities across America in the ongoing support of their grieving students. 

    The Coalition to Support Grieving Students has come together to remedy a current gap in the educational professions: the development of a set of resources broadly approved by leading professional organizations to guide educators and other school personnel in supporting and caring for their grieving students. The primary resource, a practitioner-oriented website—www.grievingstudents.org—provides practical, accessible information for classroom educators, principals, administrators, and student support personnel. This user-friendly, interdisciplinary site represents a major step forward in enabling educators to learn about the issue of childhood grief and develop an understanding of how to help. Informed by the expertise of leading bereavement expert David J. Schonfeld, M.D., with feedback and contribution from each participating organization, this online resource uses a dynamic multimedia approach to present current best practices for addressing grief at school."