Resources for Parents and Peers

Normal Reactions to Loss 
Symptoms of Grief 
Grief Resources for Teens and Young Adults 
Grief Resources for Children

Local Resources

Center for Grieving Children

Faith-based organizations

Please find this list of local faith-based organizations that can offer assistance to our students and families in times of crisis or tragedy. This list has been provided to the AASD as a community resource. We encourage you to use this resource as you see fit for your family.

Other Resources

The Appleton Area School District has a Crisis Response Team that has been developed to provide support and assistance to students or staff who suffers a sudden loss through a death or other significant crisis. An overall plan is suggested to help create and structure an environment that will allow expression of grief and provide assistance in coping with a loss or crisis. 

The Crisis Response Team is a group of community and school professionals trained to respond in situations of critical illness, pending death, and death. The team is educated, sensitive and prepared to respond.  

Support is offered for individual students, student groups, staff and parents.  

For more information, reach out to

Polly Vanden Boogaard
Director of Pupil Services
(920) 832-6114
VandenBoogaard@aasd.k12.wi.us
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