Poll: According to Educators, the Pandemic Has Intensified the Need for Grief Support in Schools

A recent survey conducted by Hart Research on behalf of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the New York Life Foundation reveals that America’s educators see an urgent need to provide greater social-emotional support to students as COVID-19 amplifies the increasing prevalence of grief and anxiety in our nation’s schools. This stems from the reality that more than one in four (26%) reported that a member of their school community (including direct family members of students, teachers, or staff) had died from the coronavirus. During this challenging time, educators remain strongly committed to supporting grieving students, with 95% saying they would like to do more to help grieving students and 91% expressing interest in participating in bereavement training.


Read more about the poll results here and:

How Grief Training Is Helping Educators Manage Pandemic-Related Trauma in Schools (nbcnews.com)