Grief Comes To Class-Grief & Loss
The purpose of this book is to assist school personnel, primarily the classroom teacher in being a positive, significant caregiver for the bereaved student. This book is also meant to aid parents of grieving students and to provide help for the student as she/he reenters the school environment following the death experience. A short, to-the-point guide, based on results of a study, conducted through the College of Education at Montana State University, to obtain perceptions and feelings about bereaved children. The views of teachers, parents, and the children are represented in the discussion of the environment, culture, individual personality, and circumstances. Examples of children’s experiences are interspersed throughout the text, especially helpful in the section on developmental changes among children of different ages, with special attention on teen grief. The “What You Can to To Help” section offers sample letters and activities for the classroom, with a teacher/ parent/ student conference plan that can be modified and personalized.