Educators may know of students who have experienced the death of a parent/caregiver, although some families choose not to share that information with the school. However, it is not possible to know all the losses facing every student. Children who have family members who are not living with or active in their families, such as due to deployment, divorce/separation, foster care placement, deportation, or incarceration may be experiencing fear about their future, sadness about the time lost with them, and grief if reunification does not seem possible.
Supporting Students with Absent Caregivers
Grade Level PreK, Grades K-12, Professional Development, Paraprofessional and School Related Personnel, Specialized Instructional Support Personnel
Resource Type Article