Centre for Crisis Psychology

Loss in the family – A reflection on how schools can support their students

Professor Atle Dyregrov, associate professor Martin Lytje at the centre and professor Kari Dyregrov at HVL have published an article in "Bereavement Care"

Bereavement Care
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Each year, thousands of British schoolchildren experience the loss of a loved one. In this trying time, it is vital that school staff have a good understanding of how to offer support. Sadly, many school staff struggle with how to provide support and in what form. Based on experiences from Scandinavia, in this article the authors provide guidelines and practical advice for the forms of support which we consider beneficial.

The article published in Bereavement Care recommends a Scandinavian model supplying bereaved school children with the care and support they need and deserve.