Teacher Notes: The hardest day in my teaching career was talking
with my class about one of favorite students who died while playing
Russian roulette. We had a class discussion and shared
feelings and stories about this student and what he meant to us.
I taught in a very high crime area and spent a lot of time talking
with students about safety.
You just never know when you have to face such situations.
Also, there were many times I talked to students who had family or
friends who had passed away or were ill. It is important to build a
relationship with your students so they know they can come to you to
talk about such situations and you can direct them to other staff
members such as guidance counselors who can help them.
Grief Counseling for Children
When to get help
Helping Kids During Crisis - American School Counselor Association
Educational Leadership:Mental Health in Schools:Responding with Care
to Students Facing Trauma @ASCD
Emotional Care for Children After Disaster | OperationSAFE
National Child Traumatic Stress Network - Child
Trauma Home- NCTSN
How to talk to
children about terrorist attacks - BBC News
Types of Traumatic Stress - NCTSN
What is Childhood Trauma - ISTSS
When Schools Meet Trauma With Understanding, Not Discipline
An Inside Look at Trauma-Informed Practices | Edutopia
Helping You Keep Focused in Troubled times
Explaining the News to Kids
Common Sense Media
How to Talk to Kids About Violence, Crime, and War | Common Sense
How to Talk to Your Kids About Suicidal Thoughts - The Edvocate
Youth Suicide Prevention Resource List