They Shall Be Comforted: Accompanying The Bereaved In Catholic Schools

Audience: Staff
Descriptor: This resource provides system leaders, school chaplains, classroom educators and other school staff the tools needed to provide pastoral support and guidance to students and their families, as well as to staff who are impacted by a bereavement or other tragic events. The increasing diversity of our school communities means that we are often supporting non-Catholic students who may have different views on death and the afterlife. Guidelines for responding in a way that is sensitive to different faith traditions while maintaining our Catholic identity is something that is lacking in many of our current resources. This resource includes slide decks, activities, lists, announcements, letters, FAQ’s, guidelines, prayers/prayer services and best practices that can be adapted to meet the needs of various Boards.

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