Supporting Students After Crisis and Loss
The majority of children experience the death of a loved one or friend before they graduate from high school. Other crisis events such as disasters, school violence and family stressors also routinely touch students’ lives. Understanding how crisis and loss can affect academic success and students’ behaviors and effectively responding to students’ reactions are essential skills to helping students successfully cope with these challenges. School counselors can serve as an invaluable resource for school personnel as well as families as they strive to make a difference in students’ lives after a crisis or loss.
After viewing this webinar you should be able to:
- List at least three reactions from students after a crisis or loss that can affect school success.
- List at least three ideas to provide teachers as they support children after a crisis or loss.
- Discuss at least two intervention strategies school counselors can implement with students after a crisis or loss.
- List two ways to improve self-care to reduce risk of compassion fatigue.
Original air date: Sept. 7, 2011