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Advocating for Your Grieving Child in the School Setting

Interactive panel discussion co-sponsored by The Lauri S. Bauer Foundation for Sudden Loss and Willow House

The death of a parent may present challenges for a child in the school setting.  Whether it is the need for extra attention from teachers, ongoing support from the school system or sensitivity around certain topics and assignments, how your child's school deals with the death can have a significant impact on their education.  Regardless of how long ago the death occurred, it can be frustrating and stressful trying to advocate for your child as they grieve and try to succeed in school.  Grief experts and social workers on the panel will share information on how child development impacts grieving and what school programs have helped children dealing with these issues.  Parent panelists will share the challenges they have dealt with in their own school districts and the student panelist will talk about her own experience.

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Monday, September 30, 2013 - 7:30pm
Twin Groves Middle School, 2600 N. Buffalo Grove Rd., Buffalo Grove