Of Note: Introducing the Coalition to Support Grieving Students

Submitted By:
Stephanie Lipkowitz, Albuquerque Academy, Albuquerque, NM

Coalition to Support Grieving Students by Coalition to Support Grieving Students
September 1, 2017

As school communities seek to cope with the many kinds of tragedies, deaths, and losses that impact their students, a new website created by The Coalition to Support Grieving Students (CSGS) is now available to provide resources to educators of all kinds. The site offers a comprehensive set of practitioner-oriented modules to equip teachers and school administrators with insights, and practical advice as they work with students and families who are making their way through a wide array of losses. CSGS was convened by the New York Life Foundation and the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement, which is led by pediatrician and childhood bereavement expert, David J. Schonfeld, M.D. This resource has been missing from the educational landscape, and it can be used not only by individuals, but also by teams as they seek to develop professionally. Additionally, the site seeks to be timely, as evinced by a current tab focused specifically on communities coping with the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. 

Student Wellness & Safety
Social-Emotional Learning