Dougy Center staff member, Joan Schweizer Hoff,
joins Jana to talk about the top 5 things school administrators
will want to consider when a student, teacher, or staff member
Top 5 Things:
- Delivering the news - How do
you let the community know? What do you say/not say?
- The first days back at school
- Suggestions for supportive activities.
- Memorial activities - What
types of memorials do schools consider? Is it better to do
something temporary or permanent?
- Identifying students who need
additional help - Why it’s important to pay attention to
all students, not just those close to the person who
- Ongoing support - What can
your school do in the short and long term to be helpful to students
Supporting the Grieving Student - DVD -
For samples of letters to send to
staff/families and a school crisis response plan:
When Death Impacts Your School - A guide for school
Tangible suggestions for teachers:
Helping the Grieving Student - a Guide for Teachers