ERIC Number: EJ789932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
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Gone but Not Forgotten: Grief at School
Carey, Deborah P.
Principal Leadership, v8 n8 p36-39 Apr 2008
Whether a loss is due to the death of a student, a faculty or staff member, or a member of the community, a viable, organized strategy for coping with loss ensures that the tragedy does not increase the bereaved's pain or the students' vulnerability to further incidents. Although there are no surefire formulas for making everything OK in the face of enormous sadness, the school community can take specific actions to acknowledge grief and begin a healing process. This article describes six key components of an effective crisis management plan that must be adapted depending on the particular incident and the available personnel.
Descriptors: Grief, Crisis Management, Coping, Death, School Counseling, Administrator Role, Teacher Role, Information Dissemination, Counseling Techniques
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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