Resources for Grief and Loss
What is Grief and Loss?
Grief and Loss is:
Grief is the normal response emotion that comes from losing someone or something important to you. It is a natural part of life. Grief is a typical reaction to death, divorce, job loss, a move away from family and friends, or loss of good health due to illness.
Just because grief is normal doesn't mean that it is easy to cope with. On this page you will find resources to help:
A 4-Minute Video on Grief and Loss
Guidance on How to Support Children with Grief and Loss
Consider these steps when talking with your children:
1. Listen, connect and empathize. Make sure we recognize the feelings behind what is said.
2. It’s okay to try to keep routines the same. Routines help us feel better, safe and in control.
3. Maintain a sympathetic never-shaming attitude. It is okay to cry and share feeling of sadness.
Additional Grief and Loss Resources:
Helping Children Cope With Loss, Death, and Grief- Tips for teachers and parents
Coalition to Support Grieving Students - Grief resources for educators and parents
National Alliance for Grieving Children - Videos and articles on supporting children with grief and loss