School Nurses on Frontlines to Provide Grief Education

By NASN Inc posted 01-18-2021 15:14


Grief and trauma following a death is destabilizing for children and, when left unaddressed, can result in problems including increased anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress reactions, aggression, academic struggles, and relationship issues. Schools provide a natural environment for ensuring equitable access to effective resources that mitigate risks and keep bereaved youth on healthy developmental trajectories. This educational activity is designed to provide grief and trauma education and awareness, along with suggestions that will assist school professionals in supporting students while fostering growth and resilience. This course was originally presented at Virtual NASN2020 and is now available in the NASN Learning Center