Help Me Prepare

The NCSCB offers education materials, as well as comprehensive expert consultation and training for school professionals and communities preparing for or responding to crisis events. The Center also offers support for policies that encourage best practices in crisis and grief support in schools, and research in the fields of childhood bereavement and disaster preparedness.

To speak to one of our experts on how the NCSCB can help or support your school or organization, contact us at or call 1-877-53-NCSCB (1-877-536-2722).

The resources and guides below also may be of assistance.

Resources and Guides

  • COVID-19 Pandemic Resources

    Powerpoint presentations geared toward school professionals supporting grieving students.

  • After a Student Has Died

    Guidelines for schools on communicating with family members after a student has died.

  • Guide: Halloween & Day of the Dead

    Considerations for grieving students on Halloween and the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

  • Guide: Grief Over the Holidays

    Guidelines for educators on how they can help students cope with grief over the holidays.

  • Guide: Student Commemoration

    Recommended guidelines for schools on commemoration of students at time of graduation.

  • Book: How to Prepare for and Respond to a Crisis

    Illustrates how to use the talents, training, and knowledge of school personnel to coordinate a comprehensive response to any crisis.

  • Book: The Grieving Student: A Teacher’s Guide

    A guide for teachers on how to support grieving students.

  • Teacher Training Modules

    Powerpoint presentations geared toward school professionals supporting grieving students.

  • Line-of-Duty Deaths: Police & Military

    Guidelines for supporting children and family survivors of line-of-duty deaths.

  • Clinical Guidelines: Bereavement

    A clinical report offering practical suggestions for pediatricians and other child healthcare providers on how to support grieving children and families.