Schedule events to honor tragedies and those who passed

In the event that you have lost students, staff, and/or members of the school community, it is important to honor the grieving process in the aftermath of a tragedy. The following are tips that will help your team think through ways to honor events and individuals.


  • Facilitate grieving in a healthy manner.

  • Donations will flow into the school, so identify a staff person who can assist with gathering and aggregating the donations.

  • Set up a fund for those who want to donate to families who have experienced losses, as this information will be requested by others.

  • As the anniversary of a tragedy approaches, consider what would be helpful to honor those affected by the event.

  • Be cautious of the placement of any permanent memorials, as those can be triggering for staff and students who experienced the tragedy.

Previous Article
Conduct school community follow up meetings
Conduct school community follow up meetings

Develop a plan to share information with families and community members.

Next Article
Scrutinize vendors offering free services
Scrutinize vendors offering free services

After an incident, a wide array of vendors will offer services that sound attractive, including public rela...