Dealing with death
13 January 2008Add to My Folder
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Bereavement is something no teacher wants to face. But it is a reality. Michael Jones guides you through the grieving process
Children will deal with death in different ways
‘The way in which children and young people are treated when someone important in their life dies has a profound effect on their future ability to manage their own lives. School has a very important role to play in this.’
This quote, from the Child Bereavement Charity (CBC), will strike a chord with anyone who has had to help children come to terms with the death of someone close. How should schools respond when a child is near to death and then eventually dies, or when a child is killed in an accident or as the result of a sudden illness? How can we support children who may have a condition where their own life expectancy is threatened, or where they have a life-limiting condition?