The ultimate fear of any parent is to discover a school shooting at one’s child’s school. This fear does not subside afterwards for many, even the survivors. Many children need counseling for trauma and parents have to learn how to help their child through that trauma.
The article, “Dealing With Trauma: How To Best Support Your Child After A School Shooting” by ADHITI BANDLAMUDI discusses this and how to help your child. The article states,
“In the wake of the shooting at the K-12 STEM School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, parents all over the country are struggling with difficult conversations about safety at school. One student was killed and eight were injured. Hundreds more lived through the terrifying experience of a shooting at their school.”
Losing a parent is always painful but even more so for a child. Losing the important bond and memories to death of a parent at an early age can be traumatic for some. Please also review our Child Grief Counseling Program to learn more. Please click here
The article, The Death of a Parent Affects Even Grown Children Psychologically and Physically, by Joshua Krish states,
“Losing a parent is the closest thing humanity has to a universal emotional experience. But universality doesn’t dampen the trauma of the event, which tends to inform and affect the rest of peoples’ lives.”
Our child grief counseling program can help prepare you to help children cope and grieve properly, especially during the Holidays
The article, “When the Holidays Aren’t Joyous: 5 Tips for Helping Children Cope With Loss”, by Bonnie Rubenstein
“For kids, the holidays are supposed to be filled with joy and excitement. However, for some children who have suffered a recent loss, the holidays can be especially hard.”
American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight:
This is a good article about helping children during the Holiday season cope with grief.
The biggest thing parents, teachers and grief counselors can do is listen to kids and let them know its is alright to grieve. especially during these sad times. Helping children cope with grief is best done through new rituals or expressions during the Holiday season. A memory box is an excellent example found in the article. In the end, remember, children grieve like all of us over the loss of a loved one and not to ignore their grief.
If you are interested in how to become a grief counselor, then please review our program. Our program in grief counseling consists of four core courses. If you wish to become a certified grief counseling, qualified professionals need to take these courses to become certified.
For those interested in learning more about child grief, qualified professionals can then, after completing the first certification, can enter into the child grief counseling program.
In the meantime, please pay extra attention to your children, especially if someone passed away earlier this year. Also, if you have any questions, please let us know and enjoy the blog.