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Helping Children Cope With Loss

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Loss, death and grief are a fact of life. Schools and communities can be prepared to help children understand and process through these events. The effects may be significant for some people because of closer emotional ties. How school personnel handle the resulting distress can help shape the immediate and longer-term grieving process for students, staff, and families. Children, in particular, need the love and support of their teachers and parents to cope with their loss and reach constructive grief resolution.

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