Resources

Resources

The following resources will elaborate on and provide additional helpful information on the following topics.

Contacting the bereaved family

Module 2 – Supporting grieving students, Nine tips for speaking with a grieving person in Chapter 1 – Communication strategies; Chapter 2 – When a family member is dying ; Chapter 3 – When a family member has died.

Funerals, memorials, and other rituals

Attending funerals, memorials, and other rituals

Preparing children for funerals and memorials


Planning for when a student is dying

Module 3 – Support for student deaths, Chapter 2 -- Preparing for a student’s death.


Contacting the bereaved parent(s)

For tips on having this initial conversation, see Nine tips for speaking with a grieving person in Chapter 1 – Communication strategies of Module 2 -- Supporting grieving students.


Informing and debriefing staff

For resources about how to identify and support at-risk students, see Module 3 – Support for student deaths, Chapter 3 – After a student’s death and Chapter 4 – After a student’s death by suicide.


Informing families

KidsGrief.ca for additional information about supporting grieving children. 

For additional considerations, including student belongings, see Chapter 5: Other considerations after student death in Module 3—Support for student deaths.


When a death is unexpected

For communication strategies and tips, see Nine tips for speaking with a grieving person in Chapter 1 – Communication strategies of Module 2 – Supporting grieving students.

For general information about supporting grieving students, see Module 2 – Supporting grieving students, Chapter 3 – When a family member has died; and Module 3 – Support for student deaths, Chapter 3 – After a student’s death.


Additional considerations when a student has died from suicide

After a suicide: A toolkit for schools (2nd Ed.)

Module 3 – Support for student deaths, Chapter 4 – After a student’s death from suicide.  


Resources for educators

For more helpful resources, see Resources for Educators.