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ERIC Number: ED531833
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Childhood Traumatic Grief Educational Materials for School Personnel
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
This guide to childhood traumatic grief for school personnel builds on the "In-Depth General Information Guide to Childhood Traumatic Grief" and the "Brief Information on Childhood Traumatic Grief" and should be read in conjunction with them. This guide for school personnel pays special attention to the reactions and symptoms school personnel might observe in children with traumatic grief. The guide provides some practical tips about how to identify and help these children in the classroom, their homes, and their community. This guide does not call for educators to take responsibility for providing therapy for children with traumatic grief. That task falls to qualified mental health professionals. School personnel, however, play important roles in observing children, understanding how to create a supportive school environment, and knowing when it is best to suggest referral to a professional. Educators with knowledge of any student who has suffered from a traumatic experience should communicate this knowledge to the school principal and other appropriate school authorities. They should not attempt to be supportive of a student in isolation. There are important organizational, legal, and therapeutic reasons for sharing information among the applicable school authorities.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network. 11150 West Olympic Boulevard Suite 650, Los Angeles, CA 90064. Tel: 310-235-2633; Fax: 310-235-2612; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Support Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS)
Authoring Institution: National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)