Crisis Response

The Grief Center’s Crisis Response Team is available for debriefing or follow-up counseling after an employee or student death or community crisis.  Our crisis counselors can provide immediate individual or group counseling, group debriefiing, and, when necessary, long-term aftercare.  The CRT can also assist schools, businesses and organizations with the development of a crisis response plan, make suggestions for handling death notifications as well as education for staff regarding how to best assist someone in grief.

Resources for Schools

The Grief Center endorses the following resources regarding responding to a death in the school system:

National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement

Guidelines for Responding to the Death of a Student or School Staff

Guidelines for Schools Responding to Death by Suicide

Sample Letters

When an Entire School is Affected

Helping Grieving Students Webcast:Scholastic, through funding from the New York Life Foundation, hosted a webcast on how schools can support a grieving student.

Scholastic:Grief guides for teachers

New York Life: Resources for educators

The Grieving Student: A Teacher’s Guide
by: Schonfeld D and Quackenbush M

National Child Traumatic Stress Network