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Following the sudden and unexpected injury or death of a co-worker, friend, or family member it is common to experience stress reactions. These emotional after shocks may occur immediately, a few hours, or a few days later. And in some cases, weeks or months may pass before the stress reactions occur.
For family or friends:
If the symptoms described above are severe or last longer than six weeks, the traumatized person may need professional counseling. Contact a counselor through your local health care provider, or call Essentia Health Grief Support Services at 218-786-4402.
Each child and teen grieves in their own unique way. After a death that occurs under traumatic circumstances, some young children develop traumatic signs and symptoms, making it hard to cope with their loss. Get advice on ways to help a child or teen in their time of need.
If you are worried about how your child or teen is doing or if any of these problems get in the way of your child or teen having fun, going to school, being with friends, or functioning, go with your child or teen to see a mental health professional with expertise in treating traumatized children.
When your school community is affected by a traumatic event, such as a safety threat, physical disaster, accident, or death, take advantage of information about traumatic grief.
Crisis intervention is emotional first-aid, not therapy. The goals of intervention are to:
Assumptions about the needs of our students and staff following a traumatic event:
Level 1: Situation is confined to an individual or small group
Level 2: Class or Grade is effected
Level 3: Multiple grade levels and potentially entire building is impacted
Level 4: Multiple buildings and sizable portion of district impacted
Level 5: Catastrophic incident with widespread and profound impact on entire school community
Call Grief Support Services at 218-786-4402 for more information regarding counseling and grief support groups for children, teens, and adults.