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When Death Impacts Your School: Fostering Community and Compassion
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This workshop is designed to help school personnel think through their policies and procedures when a death impacts their school community. It will incorporate video examples, draw on case histories, and participants will leave with a sample document to help develop or refine your school’s plans.

11/15/2017 to 11/16/2017
When: Parent Session: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 5-6pm; Faculty Session: Thursday, November 16, 9am-3pm
5:00 PM
Where: St. Paul's School for Girls
11232 Falls Rd
Brooklandville, Maryland  21022
United States


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Parent Session: Wednesday, November 15, 5-6pm. To see more, click here.

Faculty Session: Thursday, November 16, 9am-3pm

 

Registration

Faculty Event

CSEE Member Schools: $100 for first registrant, $70 for subsequent registrants from a school

Non-Members: $150 for first registrant, $120 for subsequent registrants from a school

 

Parent Event

Parent registration for this session is $10. CSEE member schools that would like to send a group of parents will receive a reduced group rate; please inquire at info@csee.org. Register for the parent portion on this page.

 

About

This workshop is designed to help school personnel think through their policies and procedures when a death impacts their school community. It will incorporate video examples, draw on case histories, and participants will leave with a sample document to help develop or refine your school’s plans. Please see the agenda below for more information on sessions.

 

Presenter

DONNA L. SCHUURMAN, EdD., FT is the Sr. Director of Advocacy & Training/Executive Director Emeritus at The Dougy Center for Grieving Children & Families, where she has served since 1986. She writes and trains internationally on children’s bereavement issues, and authored Never the Same: Coming to Terms with the Death of a Parent. Dr. Schuurman is a member of the International Work Group on Death, Dying, and Bereavement, and a founding board member of The National Alliance for Grieving Children. She has trained the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and FBI’s Rapid Deployment teams, as well as medical personnel, NGO staff and caregivers following major disasters including the Oklahoma City bombing, 9/11, Japan’s 1995 Kobe earthquake and 3/11 tsunami, and the Sandy Hook School shootings in Newtown, CT. She was the recipient of the Association for Death Education & Counseling’s Annual Service Award (2004) and Annual Clinical Service Award (2013). She is a trainer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and passionate about preventing teen suicide and providing positive postvention services for those bereaved by a suicide loss.

  

Agenda

November 16 - 9am-3pm

9:00 – 10:00  

 A Theoretical Foundation

  • How death impacts children and teens
  • What grieving youth need
  • Developmental issues and death                 

 

10:00 – 11:00
The Importance of Solid Policies and Procedures

  • Why they matter and issues to consider
  • Samples and situations
  • Crafting or revising your school’s document

 

11:00 – 12:00                                  
When a Student’s Family Member Dies                                   

 

12:00 – 1:00                                  
(Working) lunch in small groups

 

1:00 – 2:00
When a Teacher, Administrator, or other School Community Member Dies

 

2:00 – 3:00                                  
When a Student Dies

 

About Parent Session

"A Conversation About Grief"

Wednesday, November 15 - 5-6pm

Donna Schuurman will talk about how to help grieving children, and will open up the conversation to address the specific needs of the event participants.

 

Travel / Accommodations

St. Paul's School for Girls is located 30 minutes north of the Baltimore / Washington International Airport (BWI).

For maps and directions, please visit SPSFG's website.

There are several hotels located 3-5 miles east of the campus, including The Raddison Hotel North Baltimore ($110), Townson University Marriott ($210), and the Sheraton Baltimore North ($160).

 

Please see CSEE's Event Policy to learn more about cancellations and refunds.


 

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