New York Life has launched a groundbreaking program called the Grief-Sensitive Schools Initiative to better equip educators and other school personnel to support grieving students.
When educators were asked in a recent survey by the New York Life Foundation with the American Federation of Teachers…
93% of educators
agree that childhood grief is a serious problem that deserves more attention from schools.
92% of educators
agree that students who experience a significant loss generally need more support over the longer term.
99% of educators
agree that grief can frequently have an adverse impact on learning at school.
Pioneering collaboration among the leading K-12 professional organizations who worked together to produce industry endorsed, educator-specific grief resources and training materials.
New York Life provides six students with $1,000 scholarships through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The scholarships acknowledge students who have explored the loss of a loved one in their creative work.
Together, the New York Life Foundation and First Book are equipping educators with resources to support children who are experiencing grief and loss.
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NYC schools become grief sensitive
The New York Life Foundation has been supporting families and school communities experiencing everyday grief.
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As the largest corporate champion of childhood bereavement support over the past decade, the New York Life Foundation has a longstanding commitment to improving the support available to grieving children and their families across the country.
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