Supporting Children During the Holiday Season

By Lisa Coffey, EdS, NCSP, Member, School Safety and Crisis Response Committee

As we enter in the joyful holiday season, it is important to remember that these months can also present challenges for some children and families who have experienced loss. This time of year can remind children and families about what has changed significantly and how their worlds are different from before. Individuals may experience feelings of loneliness and sadness during these special occasions. There are several resources available highlighting ways to provide support during the holiday season. The resources below can be shared with staff and families who could benefit from guidance as they enter the winter holiday months.