The Center for Grieving Children provides crisis response services when a school or community is impacted by the sudden death or serious illness of one of its members. With the right supports in place, a time of tragedy can also be a time of strengthening community and embracing diversity. Crisis services are available primarily in York and Cumberland Counties. Please call us to discuss your specific situation, and coordinate a response plan
We can assist you in responding to the death of a student at your school over the phone. We provide guidance on talking to staff, students and parent; refer you to other resources in your area; and help you understand the needs of various age groups.
When possible and if needed, staff will travel to your school and provide assistance to teachers and administrators in the event of a death or serious illness. This is an opportunity for faculty to ask questions, plan their response and identify unmet needs for the school community.
Trained staff and volunteers will travel to your school and provide grief support to students, faculty and parents. At times of crisis, it can be helpful for people to talk about their experience and feelings with others in the same situation. Please note that limited resources and quick turnaround times can limit our ability to offer this service.
Free services to schools are made possible through grants funds. Fees may apply for other settings.