National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement
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About the Project

The Coalition to Support Grieving Students is a collaboration of national organizations representing the full range of school professionals. Convened by the NCSCB and New York Life Foundation, the Coalition has created a set of industry-endorsed resources to empower school communities across America in the ongoing support of their grieving students.

GrievingStudents.org is a practitioner-oriented website providing practical, accessible, free information, handouts and reference materials, and includes over 20 video training modules featuring expert commentary, school professionals sharing their observations and advice, and bereaved children and family members offering their own perspective on living with loss. Through its founding and supporting organizational members, the Coalition’s aim is to provide bereavement and related resources to those who support grieving students nationwide.

The Coalition has created a set of industry-endorsed resources to empower school communities across America in the ongoing support of their grieving students.

In addition to the NCSCB and New York Life Foundation, the Coalition members include:

Founding Members

AASA, The School Superintendents Association
American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA)
American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
American School Counselor Association (ASCA)
National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)
National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
National Education Association (NEA)
School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA)

Supporting Organizational Members

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
American Council for School Social Work (ACSSW)
American School Health Association (ASHA)
Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA)
Child Care Aware® of America
Collaborative for the Advancement of Social & Emotional Learning (CASEL)
HealGrief.org / Actively Moving Forward (AMF)
Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education (KDP)
Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Moyer Foundation
The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC)
The National Resilience Institute (NRI)
Society for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP)
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)