Kids and Grief: Supporting Grieving Children in Schools

Instead of a hospice palliative care counselor, it is the school counselors, nurses and teachers that are often there to support a child grieving a loss. In this interview with Linda Goldman, she speaks on strategies for all caregivers (teachers, counselors, front end office staff) to support grieving children in the school system.


  • 0’00” Introduction
  • 0:45 Consider these two questions in this podcast – How can you help the grieving child in the school? and How to see the relationship between a child’s grief process and their capacity to learn and grow.
  • 21:40 End

Chapter 5, On Being Up Close and Personal with the Dying, in Essentials in Hospice Palliative Care, 2nd Edition, Katherine Murray, 2009.

Life and Loss – A Guide to Helping Grieving Children, Linda Goldman.

Breaking the Silence – Helping Children with Complicated Grief, Linda Goldman

Children Also Grieve, Linda Goldman

Bart Speaks Out About Suicide, Linda Goldman

Written and recorded by Katherine Murray and Linda Goldman
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