School Outreach Program
Coping with death – the death of a student, a student’s parent or sibling, a teacher or staff member – is an unfortunate reality for school communities. According to the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement, a majority of children will experience the death of a family member and/or friend by the time they complete high school. Children and teens whose grief goes unattended, are often at risk – emotionally, physically, socially and academically.
Is your school prepared to respond to the needs of grieving students, staff and families in your school community?
Willow House can help.
Willow House school-based programs are designed to provide school personnel with the understanding and the tools they need to effectively support grieving students. Willow House has a long history of responding to schools needing immediate crisis intervention. As advocates for grieving children and teens, however, we believe that students are best served when schools are proactive in their efforts to educate staff about the needs of grieving children and teens. Schools can be a natural and comfortable setting for students in need. Well-informed teachers and school personnel can be an important source of support for grieving students.
Our services are provided at no cost and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your school community.
If you would like someone to contact you about bringing any of these Willow House services to your school, please contact Willow House at 847-236-9300 or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or information about our School Outreach Program.
About our School Program:
“The most valuable thing I learned from Willow House group is that I am not alone and there is hope.”