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How to Discuss Tragedy with Middle and High School Students

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Overview

Whether confronted with the untimely death of a classmate, senseless school shootings, or destructive natural disasters, secondary students often need help understanding, making sense of, and dealing with tragedy. It can be especially difficult for many middle and high school teachers, who may be struggling with their own questions such as: "What is my role," "How much do we share," "What supports do I need to have available to students I see so infrequently or only know so well?" Join Dr. Michelle Anthony as she discusses how educators can best support learners when tragedy strikes. She will provide suggestions and strategies for discussing these difficult topics with children in grades 7-12.

Details

Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Cross-curricular
Last aired on: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 @ 3:00 PM EST
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Administrator Resources, Communication & Collaboration, Diversity & SEL, School Safety
Tags: administrator resources, counseling, dealing with grief, discussing tragedy, high school, middle school, natural disasters, school safety, secondary students, tragedies, tragedy, violence

Reviews (45)

Full Member
 
Very informative on a tough topic.
Full Member
 
Tough issue—thanks for tackling it.
 
A good refresher that it's OK to help kids navigate through tragedy even if it's not part of our daily duties.
Full Member
 
great
Full Member
 
Great informationthanks for talking about a difficult subject
Full Member
 
thank you
 
The information will help me better communicate with my students on serious events that occur in their lives.
Full Member
 
great workshop!
Full Member
 
Very good workshop,
 
I really enjoyed this webinar about discussing tragedy with middle and high school students. There were 163 shooting deaths in 2018. There was also a 70% increase in teen suicides. How do I share these things with students. How much do I share with the students? What is my district's view on this? How can I support the students involved? We have to help the students feel safe. Help the students cope with the tragedy. Provide accurate information on the tragedy. We need to watch for needs of the students. we need to know and understand the situation. What kind of situation was it? suicide,wreck,etc. As teachers we need to keep the students in mind and have compassion on all those who may be involved. I enjoyed this webinar and thought it was very informative and helpful when dealing with tragedies.
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