Teachers and counselors are the primary referral source of grieving students to Lost & Found.  We value your partnership with us and the incredible work you do with students. Teachers and counselors have daily contact with students and can provide the "front line” of care for grieving students.   However, a recent bereavement survey from New York Life Foundation and the American Federation of Teachers found that, while 7 in 10 classroom teachers have students who have lost someone close to them in the past year, only 7 percent have ever received any training in dealing with bereavement.  We want to be a resource for you in your work with grieving students, so this site is designed to provide assistance to you and materials that you can easily share with the families of grieving students.

We ask you to encourage parents/caregivers to get their children involved in the support groups at Lost & Found. No child should have to grieve alone.

Added benefits are the support and education provided to parents.

"There were a lot of things I learned in group that I still use today." Parent Participant

If you need additional brochures, those can be mailed to you. Please contact the office (417) 865-9998. 

What Grief Looks Like in Children

Does Your Child or Teen Need Help with Grief?

Benefits of a Therapeutic Grief Support Group

Talking to Children About Grief

Should Children Attend a Funeral or Memorial Service?

Going Back to School Routines

Back-to-School Triggers

Telling Children the Truth about Difficult Death

Teaching Classmates & Friends How to Support Grieving Students Teaching Classmates

Informing a Student at School about a Death

The Bill of Rights for Grieving Teens

10 Things Grieving Children Want You to Know

Holidays and Grieving Students 

Evening of Hope, January 19, 2019
Run and Remember, May 2019
Golf Fore Hope, June 2019