Teachers from the Staunton Montessori School in Fisherville, Virginia and Grant County Schools in West Virginia gave rave reviews on Mastering Mental Health’s Transforming Loss: A Healing Process Grief Recovery Workshop.
One out of every 20 children aged fifteen and younger will suffer the loss of one or both parents. One in 5 children will experience the death of someone close to them by age 18. One in every 1,500 secondary school students dies each year. Teachers are in a unique position to assist grieving children; however, preparation to meet this need is not typically provided in preservice or inservice training. Yet, teachers can play a vital role in helping children understand and manage the pain of grief. This session focuses on how to respond when students or peers display Short Term Energy Relieving Behaviors. Strategies will be given to help teachers support grieving children in their classrooms.
Diana is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. See topics offered for educators.