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Resources for Schools

Supporting Grieving Students



For Grieving Students, Themselves

​For Friends of the Grieving Student

Supporting Grieving Youth with Additional Needs


For Younger Children

For book recommendations for younger children, please contact Gilly Cannon, Senior Director of Children’s Bereavement Services,, 301-990-8904


For More Support, Information and Referrals

CaringMatters' Children’s Bereavement Support Services, including Good Grief Clubs, Camp Erin, Family Nights, Parenting While Grieving Online Workshop Series, consultation and collaboration with families, schools, and social service organizations.

Contact Gilly Cannon, Senior Director of Children’s Bereavement Services, or 301-990-8904

For more information, contact
Gilly Cannon, Senior Director of Children's Bereavement Services, or 301-990-8904

MCPS Waymaking - Grief and Loss

February 26, 2021

featuring Gilly Cannon, Director of Children's Bereavement Services

Gilly Bayes Cannon, our Director of Children's Bereavement Services, joined Dr. Christina Connolly, Montgomery County Public Schools' (MCPS) Director of Psychological Services, on the latest episode of the MCPS Waymaking series, to discuss how families can better understand feelings of loss and provide ways to support a grieving child.

CaringMatters Webinar

Supporting Grieving Students After a Death:

How We Can Help Them Build Resilience in a Time of Physical Distancing


A Hands-On Experience for School Personnel, Social Services Professionals from Community-based Organizations, and Allied Mental Health Professionals 

Presented by Gilly Cannon, Director of Children's Bereavement

May 20, 2020

This webinar offers a hands-on, resilience-building activity to use with students in-person or through Zoom. Learn how this type of interactivity can help students identify coping tools to support them through their grief.

Who should view: School Counselors, Teachers, Social Services Professionals from community-based organizations, and Allied Mental Health Professionals.

Participants will learn:

  • How children and teens grieve

  • How we can support grieving students after a death

  • How our ability to be effective in providing support has been impacted by physical distancing due to COVID-19

  • How we can help them build resilience after a death

  • A hands-on tool to encourage resilience building

This webinar is based on a presentation delivered by Gilly Cannon at

the School Community United in Partnership (SCUP) Conference in October, 2019.

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