You may have come to this webpage because your child is struggling with the stress of being a family caregiver or someone he/she loves has died. Or, you may be a teacher or counselor who is trying to support caregiving or bereaved youth at your school. In either case, this website can provide you with the resources you need to help your child/adolescent cope with their situation in healthy ways, leading to the highest quality of life possible. Check out our youth caregiver website for all the information you need to support the children in your life.
This Toolkit is an important resource for educators. We are all on the “front-line" when tragedy or significant challenges take place in our students’ lives. We are also often at a loss as to what we can do when these stressors do arise. The Toolkit provides some actions that can be taken to help students to cope and to help teachers and counselors support learning, even when their students are hurting. Ironically, students are not really looking for teachers/counselors to “fix” what is wrong in their lives. They just want to be heard. They want to be acknowledged. As professionals, we want to feel like we can answer this call. This Toolkit is intended to do just that.