" Offer a place to go if we need a minute"
"Just because I am not talking about it, does not mean I am not grieving, or I am over it"
" I get stressed out when I have to start a new school year and no one knows about how my dad died"
" Sad is okay, happy is okay"
" Cut me some slack. Don't expect the same amount of effort and work to be done"
" Respect me and my grief how you want to be respected"
1. Involve the student in on a conversation of how they want to return back to school.
2. Allow for a private space for the student to go if they need a safe quiet place.
3. Create safe words.
4. Follow routines and set limits.
5. Ask parent(s)/legal guardian(s) about any possible triggers.