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.

10 Things Grieving Children Want You to Know
Back-to-School Grief Triggers
Benefits of a Therapeutic Support Groups
Does Your Child or Teen Help with Grief?
Going Back to School Routines
Holidays and Grieving Students
Informing a Student at School About a Death
Should Children Attend a Funeral or Memorial Service?
Talking to Children About Grief
Teaching Classmates and Friends How to Support Grieving Students
Telling Children the Truth About Difficult Death
The Bill of Rights for Grieving Teens
What Grief Looks Like in Children
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Golf Fore Hope June 10 2019
Game Day October 5 2019
Evening of Hope January 25 2020