edWeb.net and Brookes Publishing Host edWebinar with Renowned School Crisis Expert David J. Schonfeld

Brookes Publishing logoedWeb.net is happy to announce that our client, Brookes Publishing, will be hosting an edWebinar on how educators and other school professionals can support grieving students of all ages. The free edWebinar, “Supporting the Grieving Student,” will be presented by David J. Schonfeld, M.D., FAAP, a nationally renowned expert on childhood bereavement and school crisis and coauthor of The Grieving Student: A Teacher’s Guide. It will take place on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 3 pm Eastern Time.

With school violence, natural disasters, and other traumatic events making regular headlines, teachers preparing for the new school year need strategies for helping students through grief and loss. This edWebinar will give educators and other school professionals the essential information they need to provide sensitive, appropriate support to grieving students of all ages.

Attendees will receive practical guidance on key topics such as initiating conversations with children and families after a loss, supporting students who are dealing with feelings of guilt, and conducting effective follow-up with grieving students. Dr. Schonfeld will also highlight resources at www.grievingstudents.org, a comprehensive website on bereavement, developed for education professionals by the Coalition to Support Grieving Students. Educators can register for the edWebinar here.

Dr. Schonfeld established and directs the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement, located at the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at the University of Southern California. For more than 30 years, he has provided consultation and training to schools on supporting students and staff in the aftermath of numerous crisis events, including school and community shootings in Parkland, FL, Newtown, CT, and Las Vegas, NV; flooding from Hurricanes Maria, Sandy, Katrina, and Ike; and the September 11th terrorist attacks.

“When students struggle with grief and loss, teachers are often one of their primary sources of support,” said Jeff Brookes, president of Brookes Publishing. “David Schonfeld is one of our nation’s most respected experts on school crises, and this webinar will be an excellent opportunity for educators to build strong skills and strategies to help grieving students.”

This edWebinar is presented as part of Brookes Publishing’s edWeb.net community, Teaching All Students: Practical Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms, where school professionals can discover and share practical strategies for inclusive classrooms. Community members receive invitations tofree edWebinars with CE certificates, as well as access to a resource library and online discussion forums. The recording of the edWebinar will also be available for on-demand viewing in the community. Educators are invited to join the community at edweb.net/inclusiveeducation

Education organizations interested in supporting educators with free professional development around their area of expertise may contact [email protected] for details about edWeb sponsorship opportunities.

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