Chapter 5: High school students


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“School didn’t matter anymore. Nothing mattered”. - Student

There are additional considerations when supporting a grieving high school student.  Maintaining trust and respecting confidentiality are critical for high school students.  There needs to be clear communication about what information will be shared with both their family and peers. 

This chapter explores several ‘best practices’ that are applicable to all students but may be especially important to keep in mind when supporting high school students.