reFRAMED Host, Emily Morehead, talked with Mary Kathryn Nader about children grieving a loss while at school. Different circumstances such as the death of a loved one, a divorce in the family, or a move to a new place can cause children to grieve. Mary Kathryn talks about anxiety being one of the main reactions children have after a loss. They have lost more than that person or place because their routines and schedules have changed.
Children can exhibit signs of loss through different behaviors, whether it's anxiety or being more outgoing. It's important for teachers and professionals to be curious about a child's behavior instead of automatically responding. It's also important for parents to be open and tell teachers about the loss their child may be going through. Everyone's journey and perspective is different, so accommodate to what that child needs.
Learn more of the discussion as well as additional resources in Episode 11's Show Notes.
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