While our main focus is on families, we realize that there are issues that can arise within the community that may bring the need for grief and crisis support. We encourage collaboration with schools and businesses to educate staff and implement grief support processes and programs. The following organizations bring support and awareness to schools and communities.
Canvas Health provides stigma-free help for those struggling with mental illness, substance use, crisis, sexual assault, grief, loss, and trauma. Their mission is to provide hope, healing, and recovery to the people they serve. Canvas Health also provides on-site mental health services to select schools through their Therapeutic Assistance Program (TAP).
If you are a business, school or organization that has experienced a crisis, Center for Grief and Loss provides therapy and support to those impacted by natural disasters, terrible accidents, sudden death and situations that pose a threat to being safe.
Children’s Grief Connection offers schools consultation and education following a school crisis, and also provides speakers for groups and organizations on general grief education.
A groundbreaking, practitioner-oriented website designed to provide educators with the information, insights, and practical advice they need to better understand and meet the needs of the millions of grieving kids in America’s classrooms.
Kelly Grosklags, LICSW, created Conversations with Kelly (CWK) for a powerful purpose: to alleviate suffering. Her message of hope and healing celebrates the power of coming together, where patients, survivors, friends, family, providers and caregivers unite in an intimate forum dedicated to creating positive change.
Fairview Youth Grief Services offers a free, comprehensive and research-based grief support program for families with children ages 4 through 18. While children attend age-appropriate support groups, the adults in their lives are invited to attend either an educational class to learn about grief in children or an adult support group organized by the relationship loss. Programs run weekday evenings. The staff at Youth Grief Services also provides consulting services for schools and communities in the event of a crisis.
Students receive education, assessment, referral, therapy and after-care from FamilyMeans therapists in five school districts: Stillwater, Mahtomedi and North St. Paul/Maplewood/Oakdale in Minnesota and in New Richmond and Hudson in Wisconsin.
Growing Through Grief, a Park Nicollet outreach program, provides ongoing grief support to children and teens within their own school setting in several metro area school districts. The Growing Through Grief team also supports schools in the event of a crisis.
Offered by Faith’s Lodge, Hope Works Here is an employer-sponsored benefit that guides the transition of an employee’s return to work after the death or medically complex diagnosis of a child.
The NCSCB is dedicated to helping schools support their students through crisis and loss. Click here for the Teacher Training Module: Supporting Grieving Students In Schools.
New York Life’s dedicated online resource for bereaved families and those who want to support them.
Washburn Center for Children provides families mental health assessment, treatment, and school consultation at 23 schools in the Minneapolis, Bloomington and Eden Prairie School districts.