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When tragedy strikes.
Old 12-03-2019, 10:09 AM
 
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Not to get into detail, we had a horrible tragedy in my city that basically annihilated an entire family except for a young child. This child happens to be in my school.
Although the staff knows, none of the students do. It's business as usual.

I feel like if we were an affluent school there would be assemblies, counselors brought it, experts in the building, etc. But for our little school in the 'hood, nothing. We, as teachers, have to take on these rolls. Which we do anyway. We take care of our students, and each other. But there is a huge discrepancy in how things are handled in different schools.


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Old 12-03-2019, 11:55 AM
 
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But it doesn't have to be that way. Your students need and deserve a higher level of care than what you describe. The counselors and staff should develop a crisis plan and work to implement it.
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Old 12-03-2019, 11:57 AM
 
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That's very sad... I just retired from a 100% free-lunch district. Thankfully, whenever there's a tragedy (which happens a lot around here), they pull all social workers, counselors, psychologists, etc. from their duties to go help the students and staff at the school(s) affected. It should be that way everywhere.

Do they really think the kids in your school won't learn of the tragedy as soon as they get home from school?
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Old 12-03-2019, 12:14 PM
 
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I would be sending an email or calling the local TV station to let them know what you wrote.

Seems to me it is just common sense to have specialists deal with this kind of tragedy.
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We have one.
Old 12-03-2019, 12:40 PM
 
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We are pulling together as a staff, but aren't being given any additional staff or resources.

Part of it may be privacy issues. Kids might now, but they aren't releasing the names of the juvenile(s) involved.


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