Resources for Professionals

For Educators and School Administrators:


A Student Dies, A School Mourns: Dealing with Death and Loss in the School Community by Ralph Klicker

Good Grief: Supporting the Bereaved Student: A Resource Guide for Educators by Hospice Calgary

Helping the Grieving Student: A Guide for Teachers by The Dougy Centre

What We Don’t Discuss: A Teacher’s Guide to Death and Dying (book and online article) by Laura Saunders

When Death Impacts Your School: A Guide for School Administrators by The Dougy Centre

Online Resources

Supporting Grieving Students, a web video series featuring Andrea Warnick produced by the Children and Youth Grief Network

Coalition to Support Grieving Students, web resource by Scholastic

“Helping the grieving child in school.” Healing Magazine 5: 8-16, online article by Linda Goldman

Start the Talk, web resource by CAPO for professionals supporting kids who are experiencing cancer in the family

Supporting Grieving Students in Schools, online tip sheet by the Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Centre


For Professionals & Volunteers*:


Creative Interventions for Bereaved Children by Liana Lowenstein

Online Resources
*who have received formal training in providing support to grieving children