This practical resource provides everything you need to enable your school to provide the best possible support for pupils and staff who have suffered a loss or bereavement.
The book includes a school 'audit' to allow full assessment and evaluation of your school's current bereavement provision, and a full set of photocopiable training exercises for in-school staff bereavement training. It considers the important and unique role the school can play in supporting bereaved pupils and staff, and provides valuable guidance on how to create a school bereavement policy.
A unique and accessible resource that is applicable to all levels of schooling, the book will be a valuable addition to the shelves of pastoral care teams, school counsellors, head teachers and school management, other school staff, bereavement counsellors and trainers, as well as psychologists.
John Holland is a chartered educational psychologist and associate fellow of the British Psychological Society, with HPC registration. He provides training and support in the area of helping schools and other organisations to respond to the needs of children and young people who have experienced loss. John is the author of Understanding Children's Experiences of Parental Bereavement and co-author of Lost for Words, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. John lives in York, UK.
Introduction. Part 1. The Role of the School. Part 2. The School Audit. Part 3. The Exercises.