For Schools

School Crisis Response Resources

The Amelia Center offers training for schools and other organizations to prepare for the death of a student, staff, or faculty member. Below are immediate resources that your school can utilize in the event of a death. Please feel free to add The Amelia Center as a resource in any information that is given to parents and students. 

To find out more about The Amelia Center trainings, call 205-638-7481 or email Matt Bunt, Education Coordinator at Matthew.Bunt@childrensal.org.

Schools may add the following statement in any communication that is sent to parents:

The Amelia Center is a place of hope for grieving children, parents and families. The Amelia Center offers individual and family counseling and support groups at no set fee. If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment, you may contact them at 205-638-7481. Find out more at www.ameliacenter.org. The Amelia Center is a department of Children’s of Alabama and a United Way of Central Alabama agency.

From the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement:

  • Guidelines for Responding to the Death of a Student or School Staff: This booklet is designed to help school administrators, teachers and crisis team members respond to the needs of students and staff after a loss such as the death of a student or staff member or when deaths occur that affect many people in the community.
  •  Guidelines for Schools Responding to Death by Suicide: These guidelines are designed to help school administrators, teachers, and crisis team members respond to the needs of students and staff after a suicide has impacted the school environment as well as when an individual student’s life may be impacted by a suicide within the family.
  •  Sample Letter

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