Mrs. Gray

Elementary Counselor

grayc@benzieschools.net

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Monday – Crystal Lake Elementary

Wednesday – Lake Ann Elementary

Thursday – Betsie Valley Elementary

Tuesday – Bi-Weekly – Lake Ann Elementary/Betsie Valley Elementary

Friday – Bi-Weekly – flex day/Crystal Lake Elementary

 

 

 

 

 

Resources

Developmental Stages and Grief

Talking with Children

Toolkit Responding to Grief and Loss

Grief Information Ages 3-5
https://www.mymichaelsplace.net/childrens-grief-3-5-years-old/
Recommended books for support. (The Invisible String is an awesome book)
https://www.mymichaelsplace.net/recommended-books-for-supporting-grieving-children-and-teens/
Some great ideas on some things teachers can use to make sure students who are experiencing a loss feel supported.
https://www.dougy.org/activities/create-a-support-chain  (I like this one a lot)
https://www.dougy.org/assets/uploads/documents/Family-Story-Tree.pdf (teachers can write memory for student and student can decorate the tree/should only be used if the student initiates)
https://www.dougy.org/assets/uploads/documents/Remembrance-Flower-Activity.pdf
Something that may be useful when talking to students in they bring up death or loss of a loved one.
https://www.dougy.org/assets/uploads/Aldos-Adventures-in-Grief.pdf
Just really good reminders for things that help when the grief is strong.
https://www.dougy.org/resource-articles/8-things-to-try-when-the-grief-gets-intense

 

 

 

 

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