National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement
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Supporting the Grieving Child and Family

The death of someone close to a child often has a profound and lifelong effect on the child and results in a range of both short- and long-term reactions. This clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers practical suggestions for pediatricians and other child healthcare providers on how to support grieving children and families, and is relevant for all professionals working with grieving children.