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Helping students cope with death and tragedy

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In the past week, multiple teenage students in our area have died in accidents. Now school districts are working to help students cope with the tragedies.    

From homework, to standardized tests, students have a lot on their plates but many of them are also dealing with death of a classmate.

Yesterday, a Oregon junior high school student died in a car crash. Zachery Brantley, 14, was thrown from a car, after the driver lost control on Howard Road.

In Monroe County, an 18-year-old and two other Monroe High School graduates died this past weekend in a motorcycle crash.

Anytime tragedy strikes, school districts provide optional counseling to help students grieve but your child might be silently struggling.

The National Alliance for Grieving Children says many times children do not talk about grief or the death of a loved one. They may feel alone, as if they are the only ones going through the pain.
   
There are some ways you can help, even if your child is not willing to talk about the tragedy.
            - Make sure they feel safe
            - Let them know you will talk if they want
            - Monitor their news coverage
            - Tell the truth but shield them from hard details

Both Monroe High School and Fassett Middle School have counselors on hand this week to help students with the recent deaths. For more information on helping your child cope, click on the links. 

Tips for Supporting a Grieving Child: www.cgcmaine.org/news/12/81/How-to-Support-a-Child-During-Crisis/

Helping Children Cope: www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/Children-and-Disasters/Pages/Promoting-Adjustment-and-Helping-Children-Cope.aspx
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