Supporting Grieving Students

Thursday, March 23, 2017 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Supporting Grieving Students: Free Resources for School Professionals from the Coalition to Support Grieving Students

Portrait of David Schonfeld, director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement, photographed on the USC Campus in Los Angeles, California on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. Photo by Tracy Boulian + David Ahntholz 949-525-7997 / 949-330-9294Presented by David J Schonfeld, MD, FAAP, Director, National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement

Virtually all children experience the death of a friend or family member at some point in their childhood.  Even though bereavement is a normative experience, a significant loss can have a significant impact on children’s psychological adjustment, academic achievement, and personal development.  This presentation will provide insight into how children come to understand and adjust to a loss and practical suggestions on how adults can talk with children and provide needed support.  The free resources developed by the Coalition to Support Grieving Students (of which ASHA is a Supporting Organizational Member) will be highlighted.

At the end of this webinar, learners will be able to:

  • Review and construct conversation options with children and their families related to deaths of family members and friends
  • Explain the role of guilt in impacting adjustment to a loss
  • Review advice on grief related issues such as funeral attendance of children
  • Support the importance of long-term follow-up after a significant loss
  • Review freely available professional development resources on bereavement support


Continuing Education

1.0 Advanced CECH for MCHES/CHES and 1.0 CNE for nurses has been approved for this webinar. Free continuing education for ASHA members and $30 for non-members. Purchase today (for attendees of the live webinar only)